I updated my system today and made the move to Xorg7 as well. libxklavier was updated, too. I mention this specifically as I've had the same problem a while ago.
On startup, GNOME pops up the following error message:
Error activating XKB configuration. It can happen under various circumstances: - a bug in libxklavier library - a bug in X server (xkbcomp, xmodmap utilities) - X server with incompatible libxkbfile implementation X server version data: The X.Org Foundation 70000000 If you report this situation as a bug, please include: - The result of xprop -root | grep XKB - The result of gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd
The same message appears if I manually load gnome-keyboard-properties in Window Maker. Last time I had this problem, an update of libxklavier fixed it ...
Outside of GNOME, the keyboard works fine. Any ideas? Is this a bug, or do I need to change my keyboard settings in xorg.conf? They are as follows, right now:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard1" Driver "keyboard" Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "microsoft" Option "XkbLayout" "de_CH" Option "XkbOptions" "compose:ralt" EndSection
Addendum: The keyboard isn't working OK outside of GNOME, either. No AltGr (even though I set the compose key in xorg.conf), no switching of VTs. Isn't de_CH around, any longer? Where do I find a list of appropriate keyboard layouts for Xorg7?
The keymaps were renamed in xorg7. Try ch(de)
If that doesn't work, look in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols