Xorg7 + keyboard + special keys

Guillaume sirocco at gmx.fr
Sat Dec 1 03:47:37 CET 2007


I've done an update of Xorg and I lost access to special keys "alt gr" 
... on a french keyboard
I've choosen to install Xorg7 in /usr/X11R7

I've spent quite a lot of quite understanding why I lost special keys 
and found this :

g at gnux ~ $ strace setxkbmap -model pc105 -layout fr
open("/usr/X11R7/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg-C", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No 
such file or directory)
open("/usr/X11R7/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No 
such file or directory)
Couldn't find rules file (xorg)

I've searched for xkb rules and they were installed in : 
/usr/share/X11/xkb not in /usr/X11R7/share/X11/xkb

I looked at xkeyboard-config module and found this in the BUILD file :
OPTS+="--with-xkb-base=/usr/share/X11/xkb --enable-compat-rules \

I removed --with-xkb-base=/usr/share/X11/xkb and everything works great.
So posting here because I don't understand why this option is here. This 
seems to be an error for me.


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