Re: Since chvt works, the problem must be the keymap [SOLVED]
Florian Kulzer <email@example.com> wrote:
> (My apologies if we went over this already. I have now totally lost
> track of the various branches of this thread.)
It's okay. Also, appreciated.
> On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 00:26:29 -0400, Amy Templeton wrote:
> > Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > > On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 10:09:42PM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > > > On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 00:41:32 +0100, David Claughton wrote:
> > > > > Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > > > > > I am afraid it is time to start grasping at straws now:
> > > > >> - try "gb" instead of "uk" for XkbLayout
> > > > >
> > > > > Well, would you believe it - that fixed the problem!
> > > > >
> > > > > I still can't quite believe it was as simple as that.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks a lot for your help :-)
> > > >
> > > > Well, in retrospect it is obvious that we should have had a good look at
> > > > your xorg.conf and your logfile first. You joined this thread when we
> > > > were already completely fixated on solving the ultimate mystery of the
> > > > keysyms and therefore we could not see the forest for the tress anymore,
> > > > I guess.
> > >
> > > is Amy still lurking on this thread??? is there something
> > > missing in your xorg.conf?
> > I'm still around. I guess you missed my quick workaround the
> > other day (thanks to the magics of xbindkeys, sudo, and
> > chvt). However, if there is an alternative to "us" that you
> > think might fix the problem if given as an argument to
> > "XkbLayout," I'd certainly be glad to try it. GB settings
> > are somewhat useless to me, I'm afraid, since I'm from the
> > US. Thanks, though.
> What do you see if you disable your workaround, run
> tail -fn0 /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> and press CTRL+ALT+F1?
Well...if I do that while I'm still in the XTerm, I see...
...but I think that's just XTerm freaking out. When another frame
is focused and I press the buttons, there is no output.
> If you get some errors or warnings related to switching graphics
> modes then we know that the key combination does work after all
> and that there is a problem with the graphics driver. If there is
> no output at all then we know that your keysyms are still not set
> up correctly.
It appears, then, to be the latter.
> It might also be illuminating to try if the switching works with
> the "gb" layout even if this layout is not an acceptable
> permanent solution.
Well, that's interesting. It did work properly using the "gb"
layout (though it took me a while to figure that out, since I
thought the keyboard wasn't working at all, but it turns out there
were just some problems until I disabled my xmodmap). That's very
One thing that I saw in the startx output using the "gb" layout
that I definitely do *not* see under the "us" layout was the
SetGrabKeysState - disabled
...upon switching to the console, and...
SetGrabKeysState - enabled
...upon switching back to X. Is this inspiring at all?
> This might at least provide an opportunity to revive the "color
> vs. colour" thread that we had a while back...
Oh dear...and that of course brings up "gray vs. grey," "center vs.
centre," "boot vs. trunk," and all those other bizarre little
spelling differences that don't actually make a difference in
pronunciation ("boot" is *totally* still pronounced "trunk" in GB,
Measure twice, cut once.