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CentOS6.4 and Apple keyboard

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I have just installed (with kikstart) centOS6.4 on a PC which was previously running OpenSUSE (11.x). This PC has an apple keyboard and I'm unable to setup this keyboard. In .xsession-errors I get this messages :

Error: No Symbols named "latin9" in the include file "macintosh_vndr/fr"
 Abandoning symbols file "(null)"

** (gnome-settings-daemon:8160): WARNING **: Could not activate the XKB  configuration
Error: No Symbols named "latin9" in the include file "macintosh_vndr/fr"
 Abandoning symbols file "(null)"

** (gnome-settings-daemon:8160): WARNING **: Could not activate the XKB configuration

Google found on a RedHat forum that it seams to be an old known bug but do not find any update or workaround. I've several PC using Apple keyboards as users have also Apple laptops and they do not want to work with two different keyboards.

posted Oct 10, 2013 by Anderson

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What do you have in these files?

Maybe retry system-setup-keyboard?
It was the idea this morning: restart with a fresh install and a  standard pc keyboard and switch to the apple one after. But when selecting the apple keyboard in system-setup-keyboard menu I get:

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:

So it is possible to work on the PC with the standard PC keyboard  but still not possible to use the apple keyboard.

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On CentOS5 I was used to create a simple spec file where at the end I'll declare files and directories I wan't to package:

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