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may be of assistance to you as it allows you to 'permanently' modify your keyboard.
Thanks for the hint, but my problem is not configuring extra function keys.
I need to configure an APL keyboard on top of a French layout. I found APL keymaps for US keyboards, using the mode switch key, but on a French keyboard the mode switch key is already used for characters such as backslah, arobas, brackets, which I do not want to override.
I have the feeling that an X configuration file has to be written and put somewhere (/etc/X11 ?) but I could not find anything really relevant.
There might be another way to achieve what I need :
On my Ubuntu 6.10 system with a 105 keys French keyboard layout, xmodmap -pke outputs 6 keysyms per keycode, although the manual page states that only the 4 first are keyable (key, shitf key, AltGr key, AltGr shift key). On French keyboard layout, the right Alt key is labelled AltGr. So if the Debian/Ubuntu guys coded these 5th and 6th characters, they must be useable somehow. But I tried all sorts of key combinations without any success.
Here is the beginning of the xmodmap -pke output :