Bug 3806

Summary: after xstart pressing any key changing the video mode only
Product: xorg Reporter: Tamas SZERB <toma>
Component: App/xkbcompAssignee: Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME QA Contact: Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>
Severity: critical    
Priority: lowest CC: toma
Version: 6.8.2Keywords: l10n
Hardware: x86 (IA32)   
OS: Linux (All)   
i915 platform: i915 features:

Description Tamas SZERB 2005-07-18 07:50:23 UTC

I have no ide what to do to fix this annoying feature, by default when I start
the X the only effect what I get is to changing the video mode (resolution) when
I press any key.

Renaming the /etc/X11/xkb directory causes that the X server starts up correctly
but of course I have no XKB:

toma@inky:~$ xprop -root | grep XKB
_XKB_RULES_NAMES_BACKUP(STRING) = "base", "pc101", "us", "", ""

because it is only a falled back config:

(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Configured Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Generic Keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
(EE) Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
(II) Configured Mouse: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded

my related config:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "keyboard"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"

which is pretty "default".

The most interesting part of it: the same happens when I try to use xfree86. And
I tried to purge everything in /etc/X11 and /usr/lib/X11, after reinstalling
everything I got the same. And, I tried to used Ps2 keyboard instead of my USB
MS one, same effect.

And it's a bit surprising, I remember, there was a time, with my old config,
when it worked. But something changed, honestly, I don't know what, I hope you
can give me some hints. I tried strace xorg at the startup, but I haven't seen
any further reading of xkb config. Can you tell me something positive? :)

I can't use any non-US keyboard layout...

I'm using x86 debian unstable.

You're my last hope,

Comment 1 Daniel Stone 2007-02-27 01:27:22 UTC
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys.  Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
Comment 2 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2011-09-24 22:32:42 UTC
Old bug with no other reports.  Please reopen if you are still experiencing problems.

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