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Mini-Howto on getting the AltGr-Key mapped to the Applekey (Re: using the 'alt' key to special characters)


here it works this way:

1. change XF86config-4 to look like this for keyboard:

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"keyboard"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"LeftAlt"	"Meta"
	Option		"RightAlt"	"Meta"
	Option		"ScrollLock"	"Compose"
	Option		"RightCtl"	"Control"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xfree86"
	# We don't use macintosh!
	# Option	"XkbModel"	"macintosh"
	# German Layout ("de")
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"de"
	Option		"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"

2. change your /etc/X11/xkb/keycodes/xfree86 to look
like this: 

    // Map Applekey to AltGr
    // <RALT> = 113;
    <RALT> = 115;

    // we dont need those on Apples
    // Microsoft keyboard extra keys
    // <LWIN> = 115;
    // <RWIN> = 116;
    // <MENU> = 117;

    // Use Keypad-Enter as Delete-Key
    // This is the key left of cursor-left
    // <DELE> = 107;
    <DELE> = 108;
    // <KPEN> = 108;
    <KPEN> = 107;

3. Restart your X-Server ... et voila! This worked straight away 
on my X11 server. With this you don't need any xmodmap lines.

Good luck,

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