[kbd] Test failures in kbd-2.0.0 on ppc

Alexey Gladkov gladkov.alexey at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 10:43:27 MSK 2013

23.09.2013 04:31, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 01:27:12AM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
>> =========================================
>> 2 of 8 tests failed
>> Please report to gladkov.alexey at gmail.com
>> =========================================
>  The situation is a bit more serious than I thought.  Mac keyboards
> were generally dire and weird, plus I use a KVM switch to share one
> keyboard and monitor between my desktop machines, so I've got a
> regular x86 British keyboard.  This has always worked ok (apart from
> the 101st key being not recognized - that's a kernel problem), and I
> normally use my own keymap [ uk-utf ] to add a lot of things and to
> make the compose settings for accents closer to the Xorg dead keys.
>  With kbd-2.0 (whether compiled with or without the separate lib),
> loadkeys returns a status of 0 but doesn't change the keymap.  Same
> with the shipped uk map.  I've now dropped back to 1.15.5 here and
> my own keymap is working fine.
>  For anyone else who wants to test this, and who has a ppc with a
> regular US keyboard, "loadkeys uk" ought to load the British map
> (double quotes on shifted 2, at-sign on shifted comma, pound
> (sterling) on shifted 3 instead of has-sign.  And if working,
> "loadkeys us" ought to restore it.
>  I repeat that this is with everything else up-to-date, maybe it
> still works with old toolchains, I don't know.

I've another bug report about the regression in the keymap parser:


Rgrds, legion

More information about the kbd mailing list