Re: keyboard layout under X11
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005, Jochen Voss wrote:
> since yesterday I am proud owner of a shiny new Apple powerbook G4.
> My attempts to run Debian on it are summarised at
> My question for now is: is there a simple way to get the keyboard working correctly
> under X11? I have a British keyboard and thus I tried
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
> Driver "keyboard"
> Option "CoreKeyboard"
> Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
> Option "XkbModel" "macintosh"
> Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
> But this does not really work (several keys are swapped).
> Many thanks,
I installed -testing on my recent G4 iBook last week, and the British
keyboard is almost correct (that is, matches the key tops), the key with
the back-quote and tilde gives <>, but the key to the left of '1' with a
squiggle and plus-minus gives `~. Oh, and shift-'3' in an xterm gives #
which is mostly more use than a pound sign. Everything else seems
correct. And the magic combination (XFree 4.3.something) is
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "macintosh"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Weird! But then, this isn't really a regular British layout for @ and
das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce