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Old 08-28-2004, 06:35 AM   #1
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AltGr key does not work

Dear All,
after upgrading Debian to Sarge the AltGr key stop working properly. I am using German Keyboard. I can not get |, @, ~ symbols. This only happens in KDE. In Konsole everything works fine. I tried to choose different keyboard layouts in Control Center but it did not help.
I tried
xmodmap -e "keycode 113 = Mode_switch"
but it also did not help
my XF86Config-4:
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105" (I also tried 104)
Option "XkbLayout" "de"
I have this problem on my Notebook.
Thanks a lot in advance
Old 08-28-2004, 09:19 AM   #2
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dpkg-reconfigure console-data

Old 08-28-2004, 05:00 PM   #3
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Well I from sweden and have the same problem.. with the Debian installer rc1..
Old 08-28-2004, 05:55 PM   #4
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I don't use kde nor gnome, i use icewm, well, i installed sarge via cd1 and then dist-upgraded to sarge, i did a 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86' after the upgrade, and in the keyboard section, instead of typing 'pc 104' i typed my keyboard model:

Logitech iTouch

and on the next screen:


for the spanish keyboard

altgr works perfectly, try that, maybe it'll work for ya.

Last edited by macondo; 08-28-2004 at 05:58 PM.
Old 08-30-2004, 04:49 AM   #5
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setxkbmap -rules xfree86 -model pc105 -layout de -option ""
done the job
Where shell I place this command to make X or KDE execute it on startup?
Old 09-17-2004, 02:22 AM   #6
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OlegL.many thanks for your info,I had the same problem and it solved it.
About your question,you can write the line in your ~/.bashrc and it will be loaded anytime you start konsole.


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