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Re: xkb

On Sun, 18 Apr 2004, Johannes Rohr wrote:

> You should have a look at your session (launch
> gnome-session-properties). If you find something like 'gswitchit' or
> 'gnome-keyboard-layout' or whatever it is called today, running,
> remove it from your session. The GSwitchit developers say that XFree
> 4.3.0 is to blame and that later releases of XFree 4.3 have been
> fixed. Can't confirm as nothing newer than 4.3.0 is in Debian.

Good to know.  In that case, the GSwitchit package might as well be removed from
Debian, at least until a newer XFree 4.3 version is uploaded.

> If you need multiple keyboard layouts, configure them in
> /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 instead. I for my part need German and Russian
> layouts and these two lines in the InputDevice section do what I want:
>     Option    "XkbLayout"   "de,ru"
>     Option    "XkbOptions"  "grp:shift_toggle"

I assume that the Options line tells which key will be used to switch layouts?
Can you tell me more about this?  Here, I need a key _other_ than AltGr to
work. The right-side Windows key would be a good choice, in my case.

Martin-Éric Racine, ICT Consultant

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