Bug#465406: xserver-xorg: some xkb options crash the server
reassign 465406 xserver-xorg-core
forcemerge 461783 465406
Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> Further testing shows that:
> - a failsafe terminal session starts OK with the xorg.conf file
> present, as do "twm" and "safwish" sessions
> - "setxkbmap -model microsoft -layout ca -option ''" crashes the
> server, too, and also under a failsafe session
> - a "failsafe GNOME" session also crashes the server
> The Gnome crash thus probably happens when Gnome tries to compare the
> current xkb config with the last known one.
Right, we got several similar reports.
I wonder if it could be fixed by the following upstream commit: