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Keyboard problems with xfree86 4.0.1


A few weeks ago I upgraded to woody, and have been updating things since
then. Recently, my xfree86 v3.3.6-11 (Mach64) server was thrown out and
replaced with xfree86 v4.0.1, which I think is good. But now I have a
problem with my keyboard. I've been trying to configure things both
manually, and using xf86config, as xf86cfg does not work yet.

The problem is mainly with the 'Alt Gr' key: previously I used 'Alt
Gr'+2 to get @ and 'Alt Gr'+4 to get $, and so on with all the number
keys. This no longer works. Also the norwegian letters 'æøå' does not
work in the terminals, but works ok in netscape.

This is my keyboard configuration from my v3.3.6-11, in which the above
worked perfectly:

Section "Keyboard"
   Protocol        "Standard"
   AutoRepeat      500 30
   LeftAlt         Meta
   RightAlt        Meta
   ScrollLock      Compose
   RightCtl        Control
   XkbKeycodes     "xfree86"
   XkbTypes        "default"
   XkbCompat       "default"
   XkbSymbols      "us(pc101)"
   XkbGeometry     "pc"
   XkbRules        "xfree86"
   XkbModel        "pc104"
   XkbLayout       "no"
   XkbVariant      "nodeadkeys"

My current keyboard configuration with v4.0.1, in which the above does
not work:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver          "keyboard"
        Option          "CoreKeyboard"
        Option          "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "no"
        Option          "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
        Option          "LeftAlt"       "Meta"
        Option          "RightAlt"      "Meta"
        Option          "ScrollLock"    "Compose"
        Option          "RightCtl"      "Control"

Some log information:

XFree86 Version 4.0.1d / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6400)
Release Date: 27 October 2000
        If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
        than the above date, look for a newer version before reporting
        problems.  (see http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Operating System: Linux 2.2.18pre15 i686 [ELF] 
Module Loader present
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Tue Nov  7 10:07:17 2000
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
         (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (??) unknown.
(==) ServerLayout "Default Layout"
(**) |-->Screen "Default Screen" (0)
(**) |   |-->Monitor "Generic Monitor"
(**) |   |-->Device "Generic Graphics Device"
(**) |-->Input Device "Generic Keyboard"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
(**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
(**) XKB: model: "pc104"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "no"
(**) XKB: layout: "no"
(**) Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
(**) XKB: variant: "nodeadkeys"
(**) |-->Input Device "Generic Mouse"

(II) Keyboard "Generic Keyboard" handled by legacy driver


Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap


Any help on this would be appreciated.


PhD student   http://www.item.ntnu.no/~meling/
Hein Meling    mailto:Hein.Meling@item.ntnu.no
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Department of Telematics,     N-7491 Trondheim
+47 7395 0393 (home)      +47 7355 0269 (work)

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