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Old 06-06-2005, 04:28 AM   #1
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Fun X.org issue - my pound key isn't working


I reinstalled gentoo, and now, my pound key isn't working, as I use a British keyboard.

I hit shift-3, and all I get is a 3, where I'd usually get a pound sign. It's not a case of the wrong keymap being loaded, as the hash key is in the right place, and so is the @ symbol.

I usually have a good idea where to look for problems in my config files, but this time, I have absolutely no idea how to fix this.

This is the contents of my "/etc/locales.build" file. It is apparently not enough to make my keyboard operate in the correct fashion:

en_UK/ISO-8859-1
en_UK.UTF-8/UTF-8

If it helps to debug things, it seems that an accented A is placed next to every pound sign in irssi, althought that might be a problem with irssi, and not my xorg config.
http://cache.binaryroulette.com/_17

Thanks!
 
Old 06-06-2005, 04:37 AM   #2
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Oh, and here's my xorg.conf.
http://cache.binaryroulette.com/_18

As another interesting note, the ctrl-alt-F* switch doesn't seem to work. If anyone could figure that out as well, that'd be great. Cheers!
 
Old 06-06-2005, 05:08 AM   #3
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I also thought it might be a good idea to add what xev sees when I hit shift-3

Code:
LeaveNotify event, serial 27, synthetic NO, window 0x1800001,
    root 0x3c, subw 0x0, time 280655, (120,188), root:(607,202),
    mode NotifyNormal, detail NotifyNonlinear, same_screen YES,
    focus YES, state 0

KeyPress event, serial 27, synthetic NO, window 0x1800001,
    root 0x3c, subw 0x0, time 282008, (160,372), root:(647,386),
    state 0x0, keycode 62 (keysym 0xffe2, Shift_R), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes: 
    XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyPress event, serial 27, synthetic NO, window 0x1800001,
    root 0x3c, subw 0x0, time 282721, (160,372), root:(647,386),
    state 0x1, keycode 12 (keysym 0x33, 3), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (33) "3"
    XmbLookupString gives 1 bytes: (33) "3"
    XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 27, synthetic NO, window 0x1800001,
    root 0x3c, subw 0x0, time 282792, (160,372), root:(647,386),
    state 0x1, keycode 12 (keysym 0x33, 3), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (33) "3"

KeyRelease event, serial 27, synthetic NO, window 0x1800001,
    root 0x3c, subw 0x0, time 283781, (160,372), root:(647,386),
    state 0x1, keycode 62 (keysym 0xffe2, Shift_R), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
 
  


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