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Old 07-17-2002, 10:21 AM   #1
Silverscale
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Question The story of the missing @


I have recently installed Linux Mandrake on mi computer (dual boot, win xp is the other OS iŽve running) and when i tryed to configure mi internet conection, i found it myself that i cant write the @. Mi keyboard is LatinAmerican, so to write the @ i must press the crl+alt+q but i found that when i press crl linux waits for a command or something...(for example, crl+a selects everything)
I tried changing the keyboard layout, but it doesnŽt work, also, the ascii code doesnŽt work neither (is a linux issue or what?)
If anyone have suggestions.....IŽll be very pleased
Thx in advance
Silverscale
 
Old 07-18-2002, 06:09 PM   #2
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ok i don't know the exact answer to your question, but
its got to be related to xmodmap (man xmodmap)
when using ctrl+alt+q you are trying to 'compose' an @
maybe this; http://www.linux.org/docs/ldp/howto/...iguration.html
tells you more, i think xmodmap is easier then loadkeys
don't know where mandrake hides the xev utility to get your
keycodes
maybe look in this; /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/etc/xmodmap.std for some keycodes
good luck
 
Old 07-20-2002, 05:08 AM   #3
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I found out some more; u can use showkey (tho not in X)
and dumpkey to get the keycodes, so for inst. my left
W$ key reads out 125.
With that keycode you can make a new 'compose' key
instead of ctrl+alt
Ah and loadkeys (man loadkeys) is sure something good to use, for setting up the right keymapsetting (at boot time) as
xmodmap is for X.
enjoy

-found the xev utility; its in the X11R6-contrib-........rpm, useful
tool btw -

Last edited by mrGee; 07-20-2002 at 08:54 AM.
 
Old 07-24-2002, 07:38 AM   #4
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I can't really help... but it might be helpful for you to know that SHIFT-2 on a US or US International keyboard layout will give you an @.
 
  


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