Re: xserver-xfree86 on Woody 3.0r0
On 31-Okt-02, you wrote:
>> I'm having a real "hell" getting my keyboard to work properly in X.
>> if I'm missing some settings in XF86Config-4 but some keys are
>> in the wrong place. For example is my right-alt acting as a shift-key
>> right now...
>> Only setting I have is "xkbdisable" at the moment (having a swedish
>> This is my keyboard-settings in XF86Config-4:
>> Section "InputDevice"
>> Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
>> Driver "keyboard"
>> Option "CoreKeyboard"
>> Option "Xkbdisable"
> mine reads-
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
> Driver "keyboard"
> Option "CoreKeyboard"
> Option "CustomKeyCodes"
> Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
> Option "XkbModel" "amiga"
> Option "XkbLayout" "usa1"
> this gives me a US amiga keymap, i then use xmodmap to convert the #
> into £ signs, and the ` into #, and the DEL key into DEL (its set as a
> backspace). the alt keys are set up correctly.
> however, if u are using XkbDisable then the alt key should be set the
> same as it is in your console keymap (i think)
> hope that helps.
Thanx, that did really help and now it works!! I can switch to console with
ctrl-alt-Fx and everything and every key is mapped right except £ and #
plus that I can't find @ somewhere.
The strangest thing is that I didn't change your settings because I don't
know if I should use "se" "sv" or "s" for the swedish layout. Seems like
the swedish letters "å" "ä" and "ö" get right anyway, at least when I run
But, if someone can tell me if its se, sv or s I should use I would be
grateful, that might solve the wrong positions of those keys.
However, I do remember that I could never find @ when I ran potato
Then there's only one more thing to find out the reason for... I ALWAYS get
an X on a 1024x768 screen at 87 hz wich looks a little crappy. And I have
to boot with virge:640x480-16 to be able to get a 16-bit display or
virge:640x480-8 to get an 8-bit one...
I have NO idea why that is.. doesn't matter if I use -- -bpp ZZ, -- -depth
ZZ or both, it still turn out wrong. There's got to be some kind of setting
somewhere that I have no clue to where it can be.
Then there's this switching between screenmodes... if it's supposed to work
I don't know, but it doesn't for me. Was it "alt & +" or "alt & -"?
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