Problems after upgrading to xorg-7.4_1

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Fri May 8 05:05:07 UTC 2009

On Thu, 7 May 2009 23:43:46 +0100 Mike Clarke wrote:

> The second problem is that when I revert to the nv driver X treats my UK 
> keyboard as a US one, even though it functions correctly as a UK 
> keyboard in console mode before starting X.

> The original config file created by "X -configure" didn't detect my 
> keyboard type and generated the following keyboard section:

> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier  "Keyboard0"
>         Driver      "kbd"
> EndSection

> Then I added the following lines from my previous config file:

>     Option         "XkbRules" "xorg"
>     Option         "XkbModel" "pc105"
>     Option         "XkbLayout" "gb"

New xorg uses hal by default.

You have two options: either use hal [1] (i.e. start dbus and hald while
booting) or not use it (then you should tweak xorg.conf). Either way
please read recent freebsd-x11@ mail list archieves to understand what's
up and what to do.


Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD Committer, The Power To Serve

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