Re: Frech keyboard with xfree
Jaonary Rabarisoa wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've just finish to install debian on my albook 15" :-) . I've used
> debian-installer pre-rc2 for this and the installation was successfull.
> The only problem is the keyboard under xfree. With the consol, it's all
> right. The keyboard behave just as in mac os x. But, under xfree I
> couldn't get the right configuration. Here is my XFree config file :
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
> Driver "keyboard"
> Option "CoreKeyboard"
> Option "Xkbrule" "xfree86"
> Option "XkbModel" "macintosh"
> Option "XkbLayout" "fr"
> A few months ago I used the xkblayout from here :
> for consol and X keyboard layout. So, before doing the same thing, I'd
> like to know whether this keyboard layout is now supported by debian and
> how to set it under xfree ?
> Best regards
Hi I also had problems witk Xfree but with a german keyboard. I did the
following. Can you test if it also works for you?
I change my XF86Config-4 to
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105" #<= not macintosh
Option "XkbLayout" "de" #<= fr
Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
But you try please fr instead of de. And then I patched a little
the /etc/X11/xkb/keycodes/xfree86. Make a backup before.
<RALT> = 115; # <= there was a 112 before you may paste here the keycode
of your applekey
// Microsoft keyboard extra keys
// <LWIN> = 115;
// <RWIN> = 116;
// <MENU> = 117;
I get the @ with applekey + q and the € with applekey + e.
If this works for you maybe there is a bug in xlibs.