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Old 12-15-2004, 09:45 PM   #1
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Keyboard keys not mapped.

After installing Slackware 10, my keyboard has been acting differently in the X windows; some keys appeared to be mapped to wrong characters. Some examples are:

question mark key brings up
/ key brings
tilde key brings up \
quotations bring up

I ran xorgconfig and switched between 101 & 104 keyboards; as it is just a generic brand. No avail.
Any ideas where I might start with this; I had Redhat on before and had no issues; I have never seen this type of occurance.

Any help would be great, thanks..
Old 12-15-2004, 10:13 PM   #2
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May be you chose the wrong language for the keyboard?
Running this might help-
/usr/X11R6/bin/setxkbmap -layout us -model pc105
I found that by tracing the system calls made by system-redhat-keyboard. So should work. You may want to look into "man setkbmap" before you do this.



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