Recent linux kernel bug causing problem for xkbcomp

Julien Cristau jcristau at
Thu Jan 26 12:22:16 PST 2012

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 21:44:34 -0500, James Cloos wrote:

> >>>>> "w" == walt  <w41ter at> writes:
> w> Hi team.  I'm trying to debug a recent commit to Linus's git repo
> w> that causes startx to halt with a complaint that it can't write a
> w> .xkm file to /var/lib/xkb.
> I saw that after an update to everything, but didn't have time to track
> it down to a specific change.
> I made that dir g+w and chgrp(1)ed it to video (seemed close enough),
> to which each X11-using user already belonged.  The server started
> working again.
Sounds like access() not working.  The server is supposed to use /tmp
if access() says it can't write to /var/lib/xkb, IIRC.


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