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Date:      Wed, 25 Jul 2007 13:23:10 +0200
From:      Jan Henrik Sylvester <>
To:        questions-list freebsd <>
Subject:   Keyboard layout problem with xkeyboard-config-1.0
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After updating to xkeyboard-config-1.0 (from 0.9_3) yesterday and 
booting for the first time after the update today, the KDE Keyboard Tool 
tray icon displays "err" with tooltip "Error changing keyboard layout to 
'us'" (or 'de(deadgraveacute)' depending on what I try). Indeed, the 
keyboard layout does not change.

I now have a weird keyboard layout with 'y', 'z', and most symbols being 
in place of the German keyboard layout, but the umlauts give some Greek 
letters and 'sz' and all 'Alt Gr' combinations are dead. (I have 
'keymap="german.iso"' in rc.conf.)

I did a 'portupgrade xkeyboard-config'. Do I have to do some forced 
recursive recompile? I hesitate a bit, since it would involve synaptics, 
xf86-input-*, xf86-video-*, xorg, xorg-drivers, and xorg-server.

Or is there anything else that might be wrong and easier to correct?

(All my ports are up to date with current portsnap snapshot.)

Jan Henrik

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