Bug#366615: Xorg upgrade breaks keyboard settings on powerbook3,3
On Thu, 8 Jun 2006 13:51:35 +0200
"Teemu Ikonen" <email@example.com> wrote:
TI> The xorg upgrade in etch made the keyboard on my TiBook unusable.
TI> Strangely enough, I could only type numbers and punctuation, but not
TI> alphabetical characters. Thus I could only code in perl :)
TI> I got my system working by changing theXkbModel to "pc105" from
TI> "macintosh", but now the umlaut characters on my Finnish keyboard do
TI> not work. Could someone please give me a hint on the right xorg
TI> keyboard setting in powerbooks?
With XkbModel set to "macintosh" instead of "macintosh_vndr"
xdm would not accept plain english characters (it would only
accept numbers and non-english characters, i.e. the special
swedish characters that I cannot type in this terminal).
After further testing I can now say that both XkbModel "pc105" and
"macintosh_vndr" work fine on the Finnish keyboard of my TiBook (the
umlaut problems were due to bash).
Now the question arises, why change the name of the keyboard model
from "macintosh" to "macintosh_vndr", which (maybe) breaks every apple
laptop on upgrade?