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Re: gnome 2.6 -> no more .Xmodmap

On Fri, 2004-06-04 at 09:49 -0400, christophe barbe wrote:
> I upgraded to gnome 2.6 yesterday and it went rather well (except that I
> was prompted to accept the new config file for each schema file in capplet
> IIRC). But when login in gnome 2.6, I was inform that my .Xmodmap would
> be ignored and I had to use the keyboard properties.
> Here is the content of my .Xmodmap:
> ~$ cat .Xmodmap
> keycode 108 = Multi_key
> keycode 115 = Mode_switch
> keysym m = m M mu

If your system is being used only by you (and most desktops are in
general), simply put those lines in 

There they will not be ignored. That's what I do and everything works
fine. Just in case, this is my Xmodmap:
$> cat /etc/X11/Xmodmap
clear Mod4
keycode 0x73 = Super_L
keycode 0x74 = Super_R
keycode 0x75 = Multi_key

! why caps-lock? give me ESC please:
remove Lock = Caps_Lock
keysym Caps_Lock = Escape
add Lock = Caps_Lock

And then I use Super_L for my Applications menu (gconf key mandatory to
all so that Debian doesn't change them during upgrades, or Gnome);
Super_R for "Run..." dialog, and that nifty key with a drop-down-menu
figure for Multi_key (useful for other languages. and reminds me of
Mac's Option+KEY way of accessing those extra characters).

Hope this helps.

Luis M
System Administrator/Web Developer


"We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you
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in an interview for MacWorld Magazine 2004-Feb


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