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Old 07-23-2006, 12:23 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2006
Distribution: FreeBSD, Linux, Slackware, LFS, Gparted
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Litlle Problem with my french keyboard mapping

i just installed the xfree86 instead of xorg
everthg works now

but the keyboard, i can get the shift_left, shift_right, and windows flag key working.

i tried to do :

xmodmap -e "keycode 50 = Shift_L"
but there is no changes
(only in xev which tells me that now instead of no key pressed, i have shift_l)
i guess it s considering it as a single key pressed, no as a switch mode key

my xfree86 keyboard part is as follows:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"fr"
	Option		"XkbVariant"	"latin9"
i guess the xfree86 overwritted some files in xkbd config;
which ones and how to restore them ...

thank you for your help !

I noticed now that the console keyboard (vt ) is working great.

then startx too.

gdm uses the XF86Config-4 configuration for the keyboard, while gnome uses the settings of the user (who changed via (Computer->Desktop-Preference->Keyboard), which are not system wide. Therefore you have to change the Xserver settings in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4:
I did :
cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

now, the gdm works with SHIFT and windows flag key
but still not ALT CTRL F1 ...
to get back to console vt ...


I'll try this too:
I heard in another forum that it could be GMD's start-up position. So I changed it to be among the last programs to be started, which fixed the problem.

(So I renamed S13GDM to S99GDM in /ec/init.d/rc2.d)

Last edited by patrick295767; 07-23-2006 at 03:58 PM.


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