Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443586
startx doesn't auto-detect keyboard nationality
Last modified: 2009-06-10 06:06:13 EDT
When I launch X from the command line via startx the keyboard type isn't
auto-detected, and thus I get stuck with a US key mapping rather than a UK one.
In contrast if I switch runlevels and go in via the graphical login screen, the
keyboard is detected correctly.
What is in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf? And when did you do your installation?
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 303467 [details]
Xorg.0.log via startx
This is reproducible without an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. The system is a much
updated one, most recently from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 alpha and then tracking
Created attachment 303471 [details]
Xorg.0.log via gdm
For comparison here is the Xorg.0.log from a gdm session where the keyboard is
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