UK Keyboard in 7.2 console and xorg
bruce at cran.org.uk
Wed May 27 21:32:59 UTC 2009
On Wed, 27 May 2009 23:10:24 +0200 (CEST)
Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
> > I have jsut loaded up 7.2, fetched the ports and installed xorg /
> > fluxbox etc - for first time my kb / mouse didnt work in xorg but
> > now I have that sorted with enabling hald etc
> sorry if stupid question, but have xorg got radical changes within
> last months?
> I never needed hald to have keyboard and mouse under X working. it's
> all just matter of xorg.conf, and keyboard and mouse just need
> setting a type (like polish in my case).
> > 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
AFFECTS: users of x11-servers/xorg-server
AUTHOR: rnoland at FreeBSD.org
If you are using an older xorg.conf several config lines are
no longer needed and will generate warnings when X is started.
RgbPath will cause X to fail to start, remove it from your config.
Server 1.5.3 also really wants to configure its input devices
via hald. This is causing some issues with moused and
/dev/sysmouse. There are a couple of options for how to deal
What this means is that to get a UK keyboard layout in xorg you need a
file in /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/policy/
I've named my copy 10-x11-keyboard.fdi and it contains:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.keyboard">
<merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">kbd</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.XkbRules" type="string">xorg</merge>
</match> </device> </deviceinfo>
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