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Old 06-26-2004, 11:53 AM   #1
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How to Configure Keyboard?

I am trying to set up my key mapping in Fluxbox 0.9.9 but I'm unable to get the "F" keys at the top of my keyboard to work. How do I configure my /etc/X11/XF86 config file in Slack 10? I have just a basic Dell keyboard (although is it a "Window" keyboard if it has the Windows-symbol key between the Ctrl and Alt keys?).

My config file is as follows:

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier	"Keyboard1"
    Driver	"Keyboard"
# For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
# When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
# uncomment the following line.

#    Option     "Protocol"      "Xqueue"

# Set the keyboard auto repeat parameters.  Not all platforms implement
# this.

#    Option     "AutoRepeat"    "500 5"

# Specifiy which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1)).

#    Option     "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.

#    Option     "XkbDisable"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a European
# keyboard, you will probably want to use one of:
#    Option     "XkbModel"      "pc102"
#    Option     "XkbModel"      "pc105"
# If you have a Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#    Option     "XkbModel"      "microsoft"
# If you have a US "windows" keyboard you will want:
#    Option     "XkbModel"      "pc104"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#    Option     "XkbLayout"     "de"
# or:
#    Option     "XkbLayout"     "de"
#    Option     "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#    Option     "XkbOptions"    "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
#    Option     "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
#    Option     "XkbModel"      "pc101"
#    Option     "XkbLayout"     "us"
#    Option     "XkbVariant"    ""
#    Option     "XkbOptions"    ""


Old 06-28-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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Is your mapping good in KDE?
Old 06-28-2004, 03:10 PM   #3
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# These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
#    Option     "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
#    Option     "XkbModel"      "pc101"
#    Option     "XkbLayout"     "us"
#    Option     "XkbVariant"    ""
#    Option     "XkbOptions"    ""
I'd try uncommenting these lines and change the
layout to 104 since you seem to have windows-keys.

CODE]# These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
# Option "XkbVariant" ""
# Option "XkbOptions" ""[/CODE]



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