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Old 11-07-2011, 08:36 PM   #1
sorbyl
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Squeeze - keyboard mapping


I am very new to Debian (having progressed though Mint and Ubuntu) and I am more than happy and very impressed.
I have Squeeze installed but one little thing is irritating me about the keyboard. I am using the UK keyboard layout but when I want to type the "@" symbol my keyboard returns this "Ω"
I have (obviously) done a workaround but is there a simple way to remap this key, and should it be reported as a bug?
 
Old 11-09-2011, 06:12 AM   #2
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The following command can be used to check the key map for the '@' sign; what does it show?
Code:
xmodmap -pk | grep '(at)'
Also, are you running synergy (the keyboard/mouse sharing utility)?
 
Old 11-12-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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The response to xmodmap -pk | grep '(at)' is this

11 0x0032 (2) 0x0022 (quotedbl) 0x0032 (2) 0x0040 (at) 0x00b2 (twosuperior) 0x0ac3 (oneeighth)
24 0x0071 (q) 0x0051 (Q) 0x0071 (q) 0x0051 (Q) 0x0040 (at) 0x07d9 (Greek_OMEGA)
48 0x0027 (apostrophe) 0x0040 (at) 0x0027 (apostrophe) 0x0022 (quotedbl) 0xfe52 (dead_circumflex) 0xfe5a (dead_caron)

However you raised an interesting point as I normally use this computer through synergy.
With a keyboard plugged in the problem disappears, so the issue is not with Debian

Also I ran command "xmodmap -pk | grep '(at)'" via synergy

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Old 11-12-2011, 08:34 PM   #4
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I mentioned synergy because there was already a bug report with the same effects in versions after 1.2.2 (http://synergy-foss.org/tracker/issues/72).

A workaround was to remap the 'q' key (and others that were also causing problems):
Code:
xmodmap -e "keycode 53 = x X greater greater greater greater" 
xmodmap -e "keycode 52 = z Z less less less less" 
xmodmap -e "keycode 24 = q Q at at at at"
 
Old 11-12-2011, 08:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for that
I wasn't aware of the bug report
I think we can close this thread with "solved"
The sheer amount of help that is available here, well what can I say?
Thank you does not suffice
But thankyou anyway
 
  


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