xorg error : Failed to activate core devices

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 08:12:31 PDT 2009

On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 4:53 AM, Peter Hutterer
<peter.hutterer at who-t.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 02:28:03PM +0800, yue315012-reg at yahoo.com.cn wrote:
>> I compiled Xorg 1.7.0 for my Geexbox. When start Xorg, it always said
>>   (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.
> this could be caused a missing or incorrect setup of xkeyboard-config :) the
> easiest way to fix that is to install xkeyboard-config into the same prefix
> as the server.
> otherwise, grep for XKB_BASE_DIRECTORY in config.log, make sure
> xkeyboard-config is installed there.
> grep for XKB_COMPILED_DIR in config.log, make sure this directory is
> writeable.
> grep for XKB_BIN_DIRECTORY, make sure xkbcomp is in that directory.

For this last one, is there any reason why we don't do
AC_PATH_PROG(XKBCOMP, xkbcomp, '${bindir}/xkbcomp') in the server? I
know that xkbcomp should die a fiery death, but in the meantime I
think that would make the user experience nicer.


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