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Old 01-29-2009, 04:01 PM   #1
purrcy
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xorg.conf keyboard problem (FIXED)


Hi,

At the end of my Xorg.0.log I have a keyboard error listed:

(EE) Error loading keymap /var/lib/xkb/server-0.xkm

The following is an excerpt for my keyboard in xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

What do I need to do to solve this problem?

Last edited by purrcy; 02-01-2009 at 03:05 PM.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 01:58 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by purrcy View Post
Hi,

At the end of my Xorg.0.log I have a keyboard error listed:

(EE) Error loading keymap /var/lib/xkb/server-0.xkm

The following is an excerpt for my keyboard in xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

What do I need to do to solve this problem?
Hi Purrcy,
I compared my xorg.conf with yours and the only difference I see in the keyboard section is that you have:
Code:
Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
and I have
Code:
Option		"XkbRules"	"xfree86"
I also checked and I do have a folder /var/lib/xkb but it's totally empty.
You might try changing the "xorg" to "xfree86" in your xorg.conf file and see if that helps.
Cheers,
jdk

Last edited by jdkaye; 01-31-2009 at 04:34 AM.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 03:43 AM   #3
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There are tools/applications to reconfigure keyboard related files. Helps to know which Linux distribution you are using in order to point you in the right direction though.
Most if not all modern Linux distributions don't run xfree86 no more, they now use xorg.
Below is my Debian Lenny keyboard section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver         "kbd"
    Option         "CoreKeyboard"
    Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option         "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option         "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection
Since mine is pretty much like yours, I'm guessing your problem is not with the xorg.conf file. My Lenny has nothing in the /var/lib/xkb/ folder also, but it's not running right now, I looked at it from Mandriva which has three files in that folder but are named with a bunch of random digits.
Do you have a problem with the keyboard or is it working alright?
Is the error still there after a reboot? I'm wondering if these files are generated at boot time.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 03:05 PM   #4
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Thanks, everyone.

I thinke that the problem was solved at reboot. I haven't seen it sense.
 
  


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