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Old 06-08-2007, 12:35 AM   #1
Drone4four
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alt key doesn't work in AbiWord, XChat, Firefox


My alt key doesn't work only in XChat, AbiWord and Firefox. What is it that these apps have in common? All I can think of is that (1) they use X and (2) they use GTK. Does anyone else experience this? Google offers nothing. What could I do next to get my alt key working? Thoughts?

By the way, I am on a Slamd64 11.0 stock, and experience this same problem on a stock Slack11 box.

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Old 06-08-2007, 12:48 AM   #2
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Here are the relevant sections of my xorg.conf:
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Layout0"
    Screen      0  "Screen0"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection
and
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier     "Keyboard0"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection
There is no mention of "us layout" in my xorg.conf. Where would I find that information out?
 
Old 06-08-2007, 04:29 AM   #3
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why don't you add some lines to your xorg.conf?
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
        Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection
 
Old 06-09-2007, 12:53 AM   #4
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msantinho: I entered those commands into my xorg.conf and it the alt key still doesn't work in ff and abiword. What exactly are these commands, anyways?

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