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Bug#185996: xlibs: "Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap"

On Tue, Mar 25, 2003 at 05:06:51PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 23, 2003 at 12:16:28PM -0500, Maciej Kalisiak wrote:
> > Section "InputDevice"
> >         Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
> >         Driver          "keyboard"
> >         Option          "CoreKeyboard"
> > #       Option          "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
> > #       Option          "XkbModel"      "microsoft"
> > #       Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
> > #       Option          "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:nocaps,altwin:super_win"
> > EndSection
> Eh, so let me be clear on this:
> The above keyboard configuration:
>   1) does NOT work with xlibs 4.2.1-6; and
>   2) DOES work with xlibs 4.2.1-6pre7v2
> Correct?


To be completely accurate, the version I was using with 4.2.1-6pre7v2 had all
the above options *uncommented*, and I'm only inferring that removing them
would also work;  I think that's a safe assumption though.  On the 4.2.1-6
side, I tried with and without the commenting out, both resulting in the
error in the logs.

Some more data: I first noticed this problem on a brand new box I was just
installing Linux on.  I found the new XFree86 ignoring my keyboard options,
and found the error in the logs.  I started wondering why my laptop didn't
have this problem.  At this point I noticed the different versions/sources of
the XFree86 debs.  I upgraded a few debs on the laptop, and it too then
started to exhibit the problem.  Now, I most definitely upgraded the "xlibs"
deb on the laptop, but I'm not fully certain of the others.  I know they were
all directly XFree86 related, and according to the current installed deb
versions, it would seem that the other two were "xlibs-dev" and
"xbase-clients".  This sounds about right, as I hazily recall upgrading about
3 debs.  The other XFree86-related debs on the laptop are 4.2.1-5, or 4.2.1-3,
hence not part of that upgrade.  On the new box, of course, everything is

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