Bug 168742 - system-config-netboot prepared diskless client has issues with XKB config when running X
Summary: system-config-netboot prepared diskless client has issues with XKB config whe...
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: system-config-netboot
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Radek Brich
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Reported: 2005-09-19 22:12 UTC by brian
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 12:17:32 UTC

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Description brian 2005-09-19 22:12:57 UTC
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Description of problem:
After setting up a diskless image with system-config-netboot I am having issues with clients getting X up and running as expected.  Specifically as X is started via a run level 3 startx or after a login from the gui at run level 5 a window pops up stating "Error activating XKB configuration.  Probably internal X server problem.".  In an effort to correct this I have rerun system-config-display --noui on the client from run level 3 to insure the local personality of the diskless image is correct but the error window continues to pop up each time X is started.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create diskless image
2. boot to run level 3 or 5
3. startx or log into xdm
4. error window reporting XKB error pops up.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-09-19 23:53:01 UTC
I think I've found the cause of the problem here:
must be a snapshot directory, because on Xorg startup, it invokes 
'xkbcomp' to compile the keymap description .
When s-c-nb was first develeped XFree86 was in use, and this was not
an issue.
So, to fix:
  1. For each of your $NETBOO/snapshot/$client/ directories, create the
     /var/lib/xkb directory - this command should probably work:

     # for d in $NETBOOT/snapshot/*/var/lib; do mkdir $d/xkb; done

     (where $NETBOOT is the root location of your PXE OS, containing the 'root'
      directory where the OS is installed).

  2. Add /var/lib/xkb to $NETBOOT/snapshot/files.custom

  3. reboot your clients.

The next release will put /var/lib/xkb in the snapshot/files list .


Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2005-09-22 16:49:45 UTC
This bug is now fixed with system-config-netboot-0.1.33-1_EL4, which should be
in RHEL-4-U3. Meanwhile, you can download it from:
   http://people.redhat.com/~jvdias/system-config-netboot/RHEL-4 .

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