Config-less Xorg & xkb config
matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Jun 28 14:20:41 PDT 2010
On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 22:58:09 +0100, Matthew Burgess <matthew at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm running Xorg in a config-less setup. Everything seems to be working
> fine, apart from it's using the 'us' keyboard layout as its default.
> I'd prefer to remain config-less, if at all possible as, so far, this
> would be the only option that I'd need to cusomise.
Just in case anyone else runs into this, I've finally gotten around to fixing it
cat > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/keyboard.conf << EOF
Identifier "Keyboard Defaults"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
Thanks to the guys at ArchLinux for documenting this at
I now have a config-less X server (well, no xorg.conf, just the override above), using Udev
for its device detection, and no HAL in sight! The only drivers I built were evdev & vesa.
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