UK keyboard layout problem

Kris Thielemans
Tue May 4 15:44:00 GMT 2004

Thanks Alexander

> try removing /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb.old-1 and recreate the link
> ln -sf /etc/X11/xkb /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb

ok. that maybe happened because of an aborted installation or so.

I did that, restarted the X server, and now it recognises my keyboard
without having to explicitly specify a layout. Great!

thanks a lot.


PS: Note that I still cannot do " setxkbmap uk" as I get:

Error loading new keyboard description

I tried to reinstall all of the xorg packages I had installed, but the
behaviour remains the same.

I then checked /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst, and it indeed doesn't
have a uk layout, but it does have a gb one! So, I really should have been
using "gb", which works fine.

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