Bug#605621: keyboard no longer working in X
reassign 605621 xorg-server
tag 605621 upstream patch
On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 22:23:48 +0100, Joachim Reichel wrote:
> The real problem IMHO is that X silently fails for invalid keyboard
> layouts or variants (invalid in the sense that there is no keymap for that
> layout/variant, not that it does not match the real layout). Why can't X
> print an error message to the log file, and fall back to some default?
> Even if some keys result in different characters a wrong layout/variant
> is much better that a completely dead keyboard.
> Ironically, the "nodeadkeys" variant had exactly the opposite effect, it
> rendered *all* keys dead ;-)
This should be fixed by http://patchwork.freedesktop.org/patch/4039/