correct location of evdev?

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Thu Feb 26 09:52:29 PST 2009

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 7:12 AM, Marc Weber <marco-oweber at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm keen on mpx.
> I've sucessfully compiled xorg git sources now.
> There hasn't been any big trouble, awesome!
> However when starting xorgserver the server fails:
>  (EE) XKB: Couldn't open rules file
>  /nix/store/smpg6lqc9irva4g1d918mzfwsjc925gi-xkeyboard-config-1.2/etc/X11/xkb/rules/evdev
>  I've found an evdev file:
>  /nix/store/smpg6lqc9irva4g1d918mzfwsjc925gi-xkeyboard-config-1.2/etc/X11/xkb/keycodes/evdev
> So can you tell me what's wrong here or where to lookup the information
> about how to tell xkb where to find the correct evdev file?

You need a newer xkeyboard-config release that has the evdev rules.
It's available in xkeyboard-config-1.4.


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