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Old 11-16-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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Question .Xmodmap to type username/password in kdm

Hi, i'm trying to use xmodmap command to load a system wide .Xmodmap, in order to be able to type my username/password in kdm login screen, but i can't.

The problem is my "a" key doesn't work, so i use the context menu key instead. But when logging in (before successful login) this isn't appled.

Is this even possible? I've tried modifying the scripts in /etc/kde/kdm/(Xsession, Xstartup, Xsetup) whithout success.

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Old 11-17-2011, 01:51 PM   #2
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Not sure, but I think the greeter is running before X has started. It has a config file, which on Fedora is /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc, but I don't see any keyboard options. If you're the only one with access to the computer, you can set automatic login there.
Old 11-18-2011, 07:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply, smallpond. Yes, it seems i'm going to have to use automatic login,
external keyboard or replace my laptop keyboard.

Or go back to runlevel 3 :P

Anyway if somebody knows another solution, let us hear it please.

Meanwhile, i'm going to check out on that .kdmrc you mentioned, to see if i can find something else.


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