So I've run the Xorg update. I've come across a number of problems (the biggest 
of which was needed to rebuilt xfce and losing all my settings).

The one I'm having real difficulty with at the moment is using a UK keyboard 
layout. Previously I had this line in my xorg.conf under the "Keyboard" 
InputDevice section:

Option  "XkbLayout"     "gb"

This doesn't work any more, so I followed the advice in this post:

to put the relevant entry in /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/policy/x11-input.fdi

Still no joy. I get these lines in Xorg.0.log:

(II) Loading /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/input//
(II) Module kbd: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
        compiled for 1.5.3, module version = 1.3.2
        Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
        ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.1
(**) AT Keyboard: always reports core events
(**) Option "Protocol" "standard"
(**) AT Keyboard: Protocol: standard
(**) Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
(**) AT Keyboard: XkbRules: "xorg"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) AT Keyboard: XkbModel: "pc105"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
(**) AT Keyboard: XkbLayout: "us"

I'm getting around it at the moment by getting xfce to run this at startup:

setxkbmap gb

But that's hardly an ideal solution. Can anyone suggest a better one?


Peter Harrison.

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