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Old 09-12-2004, 02:32 PM   #1
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Question dell inspiron 8600 keyboard problem


im kind of new to linux, but i have a dell inspiron 8600 laptop with gentoo on it. the problem is special keys like apostrophes, quotes, tildas, etc. - they dont work whenever i am in X (in the console it works just fine). i have to hit the apostrophe key twice to get something resembling an apostrophe (but say in NetBeans, it displays some completely b/s character). after a while it gets annoying, and i have no clue where to fix this. does anyone have any ideas?

btw. heres a chunk of my XFree86 file:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "USB Mouse" "CorePointer"

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "true"


Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

Section "Module"
Load "ddc" # ddc probing of monitor
Load "GLcore"
Load "dbe"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "bitmap" # bitmap-fonts
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "record"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

id really appreciate any help. thanks in advance,



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