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Re: French keyboard PowerBook G4 ( alu ) with KDE

Hi Julien,
thanks for the reply. I've just tried your settings without much success :(
I believe it's due to KDE. I've digged around once more in the options of KDE and found promising options in the "Keyboard Shortcuts, Modifier Keys" of the Control center.
There's a "Macintosh keyboard" option and a "MacOS-style modifier usage"
However when i try to turn on the "MacOS-style modifier usage" option i'm getting the following error: "You can only activate this option if your X keyboard layout has the 'Super' or 'Meta' keys properly configured as modifier keys" So i guess there's something missing in the low level configuration of the keyboard.
Does that mean anything to you ? any hint on how to fix it ?
Thanks again.

Julien PERVILLE wrote:

Le jeudi 17 février 2005 à 09:46 +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt a écrit :
On Wed, 2005-02-16 at 17:28 +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:

i got an ibook g4, and i ran into your problem when i started my
training period. no "guide" would work (most were obsolete, talking
about the old input method, and xmodmap). i had to make my own.

my experience and solution at :


it still does not work 100% as you would expect regarding meta/alt
mappings, but it does all {} [] | like on a mac :)

on emacs, command is "meta", same as esc on pc.

works good enough to get work done.
i also did the same mapping on the console.



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