UK Keyboard in 7.2 console and xorg
admin at cpcnw.co.uk
Wed May 27 21:37:54 UTC 2009
> sorry if stupid question, but have xorg got radical changes within last
Xorg -version = 1.6.1 compiled from msot recent ports
Initially mouse and keyboard didnt work even with correct xorg settings.
Now you need hald_enable="YES" and dbus_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf and
the ms / kbd will be detected. Apparently this behaviour can be overridden
in xorg.conf itself with ;
Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"
Option "AutoEnableDevices" "off"
To the Section "ServerFlags"
Also, when creating your new xorg.conf (Xorg -configure) its best to add
Option "DontZap" "false" otherwise ctrl-alt-backspc wont get out out of X
and you end up pressing power button.
I also founf that X -config xorg.config.new -retro is best way to test new
> I never needed hald to have keyboard and mouse under X working
You might with the latest version ...
>> However, I have noticed that the GBP symbol does not work? In console I
>> get a beep, in xorg nothing. I have tried iso and cp850 keymaps
Oddly at Login: I can actually get the gb pound symbol but as soom as I am
logged in I get a beep !!!
> You may check it with xev
OK will check ...
> about text mode console - i have this in my rc.conf:
Yes, I have similar, well swiss is my fave but I have tried UK iso etc
still no luck
Be nice with people on the way up, you might meet them on the way down!
More information about the freebsd-questions