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Re: French keyboard PowerBook G4 ( alu ) with KDE

Sven Luther wrote:

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 !

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

Hi Sven,
it looks like it's even worth with KDE .... I still can't get those essential keys to appear :(

Charles-Edouard Ruault
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