USB keyboard with Xfbdev

Cliff Brake cliff.brake at
Tue Sep 16 14:40:49 PDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Cliff Brake <cliff.brake at> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 7:31 PM, Peter Hutterer
> <peter.hutterer at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 05:51:57PM -0400, Cliff Brake wrote:
>>> The keyboard works fine at the console, but as soon as I start X, the
>>> caps/num lock lights no longer work, and things like ctrl-alt-f1 no
>>> longer work.
>> That is almost certainly an XKB issue, i.e. missing XKB files, not
>> initialising XKB properly, or something along those lines.
> I noticed that  libxkbfile1 is built, so I loaded on my device.  But I
> can't see any evidence the Xfbdev is using it with strace, and it does
> not change the operation.
> current using: xserver-kdrive-fbdev - 1:
> The last build I have where USB keyboard works is:
> xserver-kdrive-fbdev - 1:
> I don't see any libxbd files installed with xfbdev 1.3.

A bit more information -- it seems like some keys are working -- arrow
keys, enter, etc.  Just not cap/num lights and cntrl-alt-f1 and
probably some additional things.


Cliff Brake

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