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Re: 4.3.0: "Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap"

On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 11:38:04PM +0100, alessandro medici wrote:
> On my acer tm290 i don't have correct result from xf86 (and sorry for my poor 
> english language):
> on boot from startx:
> The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:
> >	Error:	Can't find file "aliases" for the keycodes include
> >	Exiting
> >	Abandoning keycodes files "default"
> Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
> Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
> that is.
> On the log /var/log/XFree86.0.log.0 none (for my) of relevant:
> XFree86 Version 4.3.0 (Debian 4.3.0-0ds4v2.0.ipv6.r0.1 20030503154017 
> @trider-g7.ext.fabbione.net)

Okay, first of all, that X server release is over 6 months old.  If
you're going to use experimental 4.3.0 packages, please use the ones
from Debian experimental:

# experimental
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ ../project/experimental main
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ ../project/experimental main

As to your actual problem, perhaps it is the same as this gentleman's:

On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 11:32:00PM +0100, Louis-David Mitterrand wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 05:27:32PM +0100, Louis-David Mitterrand wrote:
> > Hi, 
> > 
> > After upgrading to 4.3.0-0pre1v4 from the latest 4.2.1 I have keyboard
> > problems: my shift, altgr and windoze keys don't work anymore.
> > /var/log/XFree86.0.log.old says:
> > 
> > 	Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
> Ok, found.
> xlibs-data had not replaced a missing /etc/X11/xkb/keycodes/aliases
> file. A dpkg re-run with --force-confmiss fixed it.

Does the same solution work for you?

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