Cygwin/X keyboard layout problem

Alexander Gottwald
Thu Sep 22 14:26:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, 22 Sep 2005, Jose Canelas wrote:

> I got your e-mail from the
> where you offer
> help for misconfigured international keyboard layouts, and I believe my
> problem matches your description.

I'm not maintaining Cygwin/X anymore. But I'll redirect the mail to the 
Cygwin/X mailing list.

> I had a functional, correctly configured X with cygwin, and when I
> upgraded to the last version and Xorg my keyboard layout got wrong and
> the layout reverted from PT to US. 
> When I run: setxkbmap -rules xorg -model pc104 -layout pt -option "" 
> I get this: Error loading new keyboard description
> I also tried the mount command (mount -b "$(cygpath -m /tmp)" /tmp) as
> suggested at
> to no
> avail.
> I attach the complete Xwin.log but I think these are the relevant lines:
> (--) winConfigKeyboard - Layout: "00000816" (00000816) 
> (--) Using preset keyboard for "Portuguese (Portugal)" (816), type "4"
> (++) XKB: layout: "pt"
> (EE) Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
> I start it from a bat file with: /usr/X11R6/bin/XWin -multiwindow
> -clipboard -xkblayout pt
> Thank you for your time,
> jmc

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