dead keys ibook g3 (old) console
Debian testing, kernel (self compiled) 2.6.6
I do not seem to get support for dead_keys in my ibook. None (tried them
all ) in the keymaps in /usr/share/keymaps work for those dead keys. My
locale is en_US.ISO-8859-15.
the keyboard is American English.
I try to modify my /etc/console/boottime.kmap.gz but apparently I do
something wrong :(
1) when I try showkey -m and press the key with the apostrophe and
double quote on it, it tells me that its keycode is 39. However, if I
take a look in /etc/console/boottime.kmag.gz,
keycode 39 = semicolon colon
alt keycode 39 = Meta_semicolon
shift alt keycode 39 = Meta_colon
this is what I see, keycode 39 is associated to the key next to it on
the kbd, and the values for keycode 40:
keycode 40 = apostrophe quotedbl
control keycode 40 = Control_g
alt keycode 40 = Meta_apostrophe
shift alt keycode 40 = Meta_quotedbl
are the good ones. :?
So I try swapping those values, right? Wrong! I cannot use the kbd if I
do, all the keymaps are wrong then.
I have read the man pages of loadkeys, showkey, dumpkeys, ..., but I am
at a loss. Perhaps can you help?