[Bug 19947] xkbcomp-1.0.5: Group width mismatch between key and type

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 09:58:32 PST 2009

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 11:15 AM, Martin MOKREJŠ
<mmokrejs at ribosome.natur.cuni.cz> wrote:
> Hi,
>  would anybody please tell me what is wrong on my system
> so that the alt+shift switch does not work?

I don't really understand the XKB issue, but I can tell you a bit
about how the server operates on XKB data.

>  Should I use in HAL .fdi files "input.xkb.layout" or
> "input.x11_options.XkbLayout"?

Either one, although input.xkb.layout is preferred (I think).

>  I don't know the internals of xorg server, so ... I am puzzled why
> the /usr/bin/xkbcomp is being called twice, as logged in Xorg.0.log.
> I even cannot find the file to existing for teh currently running
> instance:

The server pipes xkb source data to xkbcomp, which outputs a compile
.xkm file. The server then loads the file and destroys it. It happens
twice because once is the keymap for the core keyboard, and once is
the keymap for the device. Hopefully one day this interaction can suck
less, but my guess is that your bug lies elsewhere in XKB.


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