I am in the course of trying out Slackware, and my system is slackware 14.
I am trying to make a compose key using the following reference:
These are the steps that I took according to the reference:
1) Created the file ~/.xinitrc
2) Placed this code in the file: setxkbmap -option compose:ralt
3) Logged out and tried to make the changes effective.
However, it was impossible to start X again.
Normally, I use the command "startx" as normal user to start the X. But after the above changes, the command "startx" would no longer work. So, I deleted the file ~/.xinitrc, and was able to start X again using the command "startx".
It seems that making a file by the name of ~/.xinitrc somehow violates the settings of xfce. I am looking forward to recommendations to make the compose key work.
Thanks for reading this!