Problems configuring cygwin-xfree for XDM and non-US kbd`

Alexander Gottwald
Tue Apr 22 14:15:00 GMT 2003

On Tue, 22 Apr 2003, Ruth Ivimey-Cook wrote:

> I tried this twice: once using the setxkbmap in RedHat 9, which failed with 
> a simple error (unknon map, or something like that), the other time using 
> setxkbmap.exe from cygwin, which crashed the X server with a segfault (core 
> dumped). The latter is why I can't say exactly what the former error 
> message was!

How is /tmp mounted? I always recommend binmode. A textmode mount has led
to errors a while ago. I don't know if they can still crash the server but
mounting /tmp in binmode will remove this point of failure.  

Does xkbcomp -xkm -m gb /etc/X11/xkb/keymap/xfree86 /tmp/gb.xkm work?

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