Re: IBM Thinkpad 770 - but now Keyboard is acting weird!
> Thanks for the suggestions guys, my mouse now works properly after I got
> rid of gpm. However, when I enter Gnome now and start Gnome Terminal, some
> of my keys on the Thinkpad are not mapped correctly. For example, when I
> press the "/" key, I get a "-" (which was almost disastrous as I was trying
> to search something in dselect and ended up almost uninstalling some random
> apps) and when I press "&" I get "/" and other weirdness. It's probably a
> keyboard setting file or something right? Can you point me to the right
> direction? It works fine in the regular console (non-X) of course...
> Still learning...
Check your /etc/X11/XF86Config file, it should have a
...in there, one of the settings is for which language keyboard you have,
for example, a standard American one with stupid-windoze-keys is
Note, most thinkpads do not have MSwin keys, so your XkbModel is probably
different. However, I mention this because if the model of keyboard is
too insanely wrong, it could also misplace the keycodes wildly like you
described. pc104 should be a harmless extension over a normal 101 or 102
key layout though.
One possible way to get a GUI to fix it is to use XF86Setup. I *strongly*
urge you to make an extra copy of your /etc/X11/XF86Config first though,
as it might get your keyboard right, but if you've forgotten your video
characteristics right when it asks them, you could get those seriously
* Heather Stern * star@ many places...