Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-06-2005, 06:41 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Wolverhampton, England
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 334

Rep: Reputation: 30
GNOME kicks up error about XKB configuration at login

Everytime I login to GNOME, I get this message:

Error activating XKB configuration.
Probably internal X server problem.

X server version data:
The XFree86 Project, Inc
You are using XFree 4.3.0.
There are known problems with complex XKB configurations.
Try using simpler configuration or a newer version of the XFree software.
If you report this situation as a bug, please include:
- The result of xprop -root | grep XKB
- The result of gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb

Has anyone else experienced this? I know my friend gets this problem aswell but neither of us no what to do .

The output from the commands the error asks about are below:

$ xprop -root | grep XKB
_XKB_RULES_NAMES_BACKUP(STRING) = "xfree86", "pc104", "uk", "uk", ""
_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "xfree86", "pc104", "uk", "uk", ""

$ gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb
 layouts = [uk  uk]
 model = pc104
 overrideSettings = false
 options = []
 update_handlers = []
Old 09-06-2005, 06:52 PM   #2
Registered: May 2004
Location: North Wales UK
Distribution: Debian Woody Sarge/Sid
Posts: 77

Rep: Reputation: 15

In the menu if i remember correctly (long time since I used gnome) you have the gnome control center
You can set your keyboard layout there and it fixes the problem

Old 09-06-2005, 08:29 PM   #3
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Wolverhampton, England
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 334

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
I don't think that has worked still get the error when I log in...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
error activating XKB configuration fails Linux - Software 18 07-18-2010 06:41 AM
Help with XKB configuration error vdorta Linux - Newbie 0 07-29-2005 11:21 AM
Error activating XKB configuration Pulka Linux - General 0 08-13-2004 02:42 PM
XKB Configuration - X.Org Error creativity Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 05-20-2004 11:23 AM
Error loading XKB Configuration huno Linux - Software 0 05-03-2004 11:22 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:47 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration