users of xorg, in particular on FreeBSD 11.3
zeising at freebsd.org
Mon Mar 23 21:14:24 UTC 2020
On 2020-03-23 22:00, Niclas Zeising wrote:
> In ports r528813 I switched FreeBSD 11 (including FreeBSD 11.3 and the
This should be r529003, sorry about that.
> upcoming 11.4) back to use the legacy rule set. This means that once
> you have installed libxkbcommon 0.10.0_2 on FreeBSD 11, things should
> work as normal, and the environment variable XKB_DEFAULT_RULES does not
> need to be changed.
> If you are on FreeBSD 12 or later, and are using xf96-input-keyboard,
> you might still need to set this env variable. Please see the
> instructions below.
> On 2020-03-21 00:41, Niclas Zeising wrote:
>> [ This is cross-posted across several mailing lists for maximum
>> visibility. Please respect reply-to and keep replies to
>> x11 at FreeBSD.org . Thank you! ]
>> In order to improve support when using evdev to manage input devices,
>> in particular keyboards, we have switched the default in
>> x11/libxkbcommon to the evdev instead of the legacy ruleset. This was
>> done in ports r528813 .
>> On FreeBSD 11.3, the default configuration still requires the legacy
>> If you are using FreeBSD 11.3, or if you are using xf86-input-keyboard
>> on FreeBSD 12 or later, you need to change the ruleset used by
>> If you have issues with your keyboard, most notably arrow keys, and if
>> /var/log/Xorg.*.log shows that the "kbd" or "keyboard" driver is being
>> used, you need to switch to legacy rules by setting the environment
>> variable XKB_DEFAULT_RULES to xorg.
>> The easiest way to accomplish this is by adding it to your shell
>> startup file.
>> As an example, for users of [t]csh, put
>> setenv XKB_DEFAULT_RULES xorg
>> in ~/.login
>> For users of bourne type shells (sh, bash, ksh, zsh, ...) instead put
>> export XKB_DEFAULT_RULES=xorg
>> in ~/.profile
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