Usb-hid keyboard not working with linux and latest Xorg

Pat Kane pekane52 at
Tue Mar 4 05:06:53 PST 2008

On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Seb James <seb at> wrote:
>  The problem is that I have no keyboard response. The keyboard is a usb
>  keyboard - the hardware I am using has no ps/2 socket.

Here is an interesting line from your log:

   (WW) Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap

in another l.f.o  thread someone said:

 >> That's because you can't compile a keymap (see first paragraph).
 > Nope, this was a false alarm, once I set logged in via the gdm greeter
 > and thus ended up with LANG set to en_US.utf8 instead of C, this
> started working again.


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