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Old 05-17-2004, 02:45 AM   #1
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XKB Configuration - X.Org Error


I installed Slackware 9.1, the 2.6.6 kernel and Dropline Gnome, and now I'm getting this strange error when I log into Gnome.

Error activating XKB configuration.
Probably internal X server problem.

X server version data:
The X.Org Foundation

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

I have no idea where to begin to fix this, but here is the output of the commands suggested in the error message...

xprop -root | grep XKB
[no output]

gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb
layouts = [us]
model = pc105
overrideSettings = false
options = []

Any help fixing this would be highly appreciated
Old 05-20-2004, 05:41 AM   #2
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I've had the same problem, but it's quite easy to fix.

What you have to do is to check your xorg.conf file, and look for the lines where it says something about "xkb options". Well, somewhere close to that place, like the next few lines, there is written something like "xf86config". This should be changed to "xorg", i think. After this i had to reinstall the xorg-package, to really make it work!

Old 05-20-2004, 10:23 AM   #3
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Very simple fix.

Open your /etc/X!!/xorg.conf file

Go down to the keyboard section and find where it says:

"XKB Rules" "xfree"

and change it to read

"XKB Rules" "xorg"


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