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From: Liviu Andronic <landronimirc@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] hal-0.5.11-r1 and keyboard layout and input issues
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 20:24:24
1 Dear Gentoo users,
3 I have installed the latest stable hal-0.5.11-r1 and hal-info-20080508
4 yesterday, and I give up: i cannot configure the keyboard layout as it
5 was previously in xorg.conf, and i cannot use the left-hand shift (the
6 latter is the annoying part). Here's what i have:
8 /etc/X11/xorg.conf
9 Section "InputDevice"
10 Identifier "Keyboard0"
11 Driver "keyboard"
12 Option "CoreKeyboard"
13 Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
14 Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
15 Option "XkbLayout" "gb,fr,ru,ro"
16 Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
17 Option "XkbVariant" ",,winkeys,std"
18 EndSection
20 Trying
21 Driver "evdev"
22 would make X not start any more. I tried playing with
23 /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-keymap.fdi to no avail. It
24 seems to me that X uses evdev, no matter what I try. Also, I have only
25 en_US as layout and "left shift" launches xfce's help, although as a
26 shortcut key F1 is disabled here. I also disabled my .Xmodmap.
28 Can anyone suggest how to revert to my xorg.conf configuration, and to
29 make "left shift" a "proper" modifier key, again? Thank you,
30 Liviu
34 On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 9:31 AM, Daniel Pielmeier
35 <daniel.pielmeier@××××××××××.com> wrote:
36 >> This is the symptom I see when I try "evdev" driver and am using a MS
37 >> Natural Pro keyboard. Briefly the keyboard is handled as two USB
38 >> devices. The keys that work are on the first device, the ones that
39 >> don't on the second device. Following gentoo-wiki howtos it looks like
40 >> you have to hack the kernel. At that point I simply reverted to using
41 >> the "kbd" driver. Maybe some year evdev will mature...
42 >>
43 >> Quick check, look in your xorg.conf "ServerLayout" section, identify
44 >> which keyboard InputDevice, then check to see which driver it is using.
45 >>


Subject Author
[gentoo-user] Re: hal-0.5.11-r1 and keyboard layout and input issues Liviu Andronic <landronimirc@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] hal-0.5.11-r1 and keyboard layout and input issues Sascha Hlusiak <saschahlusiak@×××××.de>