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Old 01-17-2010, 03:43 AM   #1
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alt gr key sometimes doesn't work


Hi,

I have an anoying problem. My atl gr key often doesnt work. Since I have an azerty lay-out, I often need this key (fi for typing @).

I tested it with xev and got the following output (first one is for a key that does work, fi alt_l and second output for the alt gr key to show the difference)

alt_l
KeyPress event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x4000001,
root 0x66, subw 0x0, time 1411517, (-111,434), root570,459),
state 0x0, keycode 64 (keysym 0xffe9, Alt_L), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x4000001,
root 0x66, subw 0x0, time 1411623, (-111,434), root570,459),
state 0x8, keycode 64 (keysym 0xffe9, Alt_L), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XFilterEvent returns: False


alt gr

KeyPress event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x4000001,
root 0x66, subw 0x0, time 1365331, (-584,251), root97,276),
state 0x0, keycode 156 (keysym 0x1008ff41, XF86Launch1), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x4000001,
root 0x66, subw 0x0, time 1365481, (-584,251), root97,276),
state 0x0, keycode 156 (keysym 0x1008ff41, XF86Launch1), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XFilterEvent returns: False

Can anyone do something with this information to help me to solve this problem please?
 
Old 01-17-2010, 04:37 AM   #2
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Well, the above shows that the key has been set to the XF86Launch1 keysym. Do you perhaps have an automatic xmodmap command or something defined somewhere?
 
Old 01-17-2010, 02:00 PM   #3
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Hmmm,

I'm not familiar with the commands of linux, only use the ui. I've installed kubuntu 9.10 from fresh so I don't know whether there is an automatic xmodmap.
Could you please explain further?

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Old 01-20-2010, 12:59 PM   #4
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