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Re: French keyboard PowerBook G4 ( alu ) with KDE

On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 05:28:16PM +0100, Charles-Edouard Ruault wrote:
> Hi All,
> i've been struggling for a few days tying to have my keyboard mapped 
> correctly on my PowerBook Alu G4.
> I'm running debian sid with kernel 2.6.10 and KDE 3.3.2.
> After looking on the web i found some info ( mostly the files located at 
> http://www.linux-france.org/ftp/macintosh/kbd-mac-fr.tar.gz ).
> I've applied these recepies but with no success. The keyboard is mostly 
> ok but i'm missing some important keys:
> {|}~[] the Euro sign and possibly more.
> My XF86Config-4 section for the keyboard is as follows:
> Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
> Driver          "keyboard"
> Option          "CoreKeyboard"
> Option          "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
> Option          "XkbModel"      "macintosh"
> Option          "XkbLayout"     "fr_new"
> with fr_new installed from the package found above.
> Has anyone got  a fully functional keyboard with a configuration like 
> mine ?
> Any hint would be greatly appreciated !
> Regards.

Not, it is a known problem of french (or generally non-US) pmac keyboards
nobody has fixed the right way, and the fr_new only halfway fixes the issues
(i can't alt+tab switch windows in metacity anymore for example).


Sven Luther

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