AllowEmptyInput and HAL (SOLVED!!!)
david at gravitypulls.net
Fri May 8 11:01:01 PDT 2009
Phil Endecott wrote:
> Finally solved, after something like 60 hours of hacking.
> My libX11.so was old. This caused xkbcomp to fail to parse the keymap
> files - it didn't recognise ISO_Level5 stuff. It looks like xkbcomp
> generated a keymap with some sort of Any+Any definition that caused
> every key to toggle the modifiers.
> This morning I attempted to purge and re-install all of my X-related
> Debian packages. I got rid of the server stuff but I couldn't get rid
> of the client libraries because that would cause huge numbers of client
> programs to be removed too. But I didn't worry about that because the
> problem was "clearly" on the server side. I eventually latched on to
> the "level 5" warnings and started looking for them with strings. Then
> ldd on xkbcomp pointed at the guilty library.
> I'm surprised that it didn't work with the xserver that I built using
> khbuild. Presumably this is because that was still using libraries
> from /usr/lib, not the ones that it had just built and put somewhere in
> $HOME. Is that an rpath issue with khbuild?
> What can we learn?
> - Debian needs a more strongly-versioned dependency between some of its
> packages. I'll take that up with them (if the appropriate people are
> already reading this, please let me know).
From the way you've described it, it sounds like you've uncovered a bug
in an old version of libx11. If this is the case, then why does Debian
need stronger versioned dependencies between the server and this lib?
That's not a versioning issue after all, that's just a normal bug. The X
server doesn't actually require the newer library version.
- David Nusinow
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