correct location of evdev?

Marc Weber marco-oweber at
Thu Feb 26 11:22:39 PST 2009

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

Thanks. I just have missed that one while updating.

The startup log looks like this now:

  (EE) Error compiling keymap (server-0)
  (EE) XKB: Couldn't compile keymap
  XKB: Failed to compile keymap
  Keyboard initialization failed. This could be a missing or incorrect
  setup of xkeyboard-config.

  Fatal server error:
  Failed to activate core devices.

I'm lucky cause this recent patch seems to replace a core dump by the
nice error message.

Any suggestions where to start to find the cause?
Can a messy xorg.conf cause this message?

Marc Weber

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