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Re: X-Windows keyboard control

>>>>> "Brian" == Brian May <bam@debian.org> writes:

>>>>> "wir95cgu" == wir95cgu  <wir95cgu@studserv.uni-leipzig.de> writes:
    wir95cgu> In X, Meta is bound to the "windows" key (between Ctrl
    wir95cgu> and Alt). If your keyboard doesn't have one, perhaps
    wir95cgu> changing your XkbModel from "pc104" to "pc102" in
    wir95cgu> /etc/X11/XF86Config would help (I have not tested that,
    wir95cgu> though).

I personally don't know of any keyboard for an Intel based computer
that has a Meta key - do they exist?

Changing XkbModem from "pc101" (seems to be the default) to "pc102"
didn't help :-(.

    Brian> In /etc/X11/XF86Config (on another computer), I see:

    Brian> # To set the LeftAlt to Meta, RightAlt key to ModeShift, #
    Brian> RightCtl key to Compose, and ScrollLock key to ModeLock:

    Brian>     LeftAlt Meta RightAlt ModeShift # RightCtl Compose #
    Brian> ScrollLock ModeLock

    Brian> Not tested yet, but I would be *very* surprised if this
    Brian> doesn't fix my problem.

I was wrong. None of the options do anything - at least no difference
that I could detect - perhaps these are now obsolete. These
options *are* documented in man XF86Config, so I would expect
them to work... In fact, according to the man page "Meta" is already
the default setting. Does Debian somehow override this?

However, enabling "XkbDisable" fixed the problem.

So, its my guess I would have to play around with XkbOptions, for
a proper fix.

However, I don't know what the format should be for this option.
man XF86Config isn't very helpful either :-(. Any suggestions?

ps - I use Debian Slink.
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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