Bug 514 - XKB is unable to set keybord layout
Summary: XKB is unable to set keybord layout
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 472
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Input/Keyboard (show other bugs)
Version: 6.7.0
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact:
: 504 544 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-04-20 17:05 UTC by Ondrej Svetlik
Modified: 2004-06-05 16:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Ondrej Svetlik 2004-04-20 17:05:48 UTC
The server says, it's unable to activate XKB settings and it's probably
xserver's error.

Here is the required output:
:~> xprop -root | grep XKB
_XKB_RULES_NAMES_BACKUP(STRING) = "xfree86", "pc105", "us", "", ""
_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "xfree86", "pc105", "us", "", ""

:~> gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb
 layouts = [us,cz_qwerty        basic]
 model = pc105
 options = [altwin      altwin:meta_alt]
 overrideSettings = false
Comment 1 Sean Conkin 2004-04-24 08:38:55 UTC

I also have been getting this error since I updated FC2Test2 recently (last
week). Performance seems fine...and no other effects I can tell...but this shows
up everytime I start Fedora now.

Error activating XKB configuration.
Probably internal X server problem.

X server version data:
The X.Org Foundation

And the required I get back from 
xprop -root | grep XKB:

_BACKUP(STRING) = "xfree86", "pc105", "us", "", ""
_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "xfree86", "pc105", "us", "", ""

and gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb:

 layouts = [us]
 model = pc105
 overrideSettings = false
 options = []

Hope this helps!
Comment 2 Ondrej Svetlik 2004-04-26 16:41:29 UTC
You are right, I forgot to mention, it started after one update.
Comment 3 Stéphane Loeuillet 2004-04-27 20:49:47 UTC
see #544 and friends (xfree86 => xorg in config file)
Comment 4 Ondrej Svetlik 2004-04-27 21:36:35 UTC
*** Bug 544 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Ondrej Svetlik 2004-04-27 21:38:03 UTC
As the comment to Bug 544 says:
------- Additional Comment #1 From Stephane LOEUILLET  2004-04-27 20:34 -------

perhaps replacing 'xfree86' in the config file by 'xorg' would do it ??


This worked for me. Thanks a lot.
Comment 6 Adam Jackson 2004-05-30 11:55:28 UTC
*** Bug 504 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Stéphane Loeuillet 2004-06-07 02:22:28 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 472 ***

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