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Bug#233699: xfree: characters < and > don't work we are lots with this probelm since we dist-ugraded

On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 09:48:25PM +0100, Denis Barbier wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 03:26:06PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 03:26:38PM +0100, Fraifrai wrote:
> > > Package: xserver-xfree86
> > > 
> > > Version: 4.3.0-2
> > > Severity: normal
> > > File: xfree
> > > 
> > > *** Please type your report below this line ***
> > 
> > Please provide an actual bug report.
> > 
> > For example, "characters < and > don't work".  Does that mean you cannot
> > type them, cannot see them, or both?
> > 
> > A copy of your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and /var/log/XFree86.0.log files
> > would be very helpful, as documented in the XF86Config manual page.
> The problem is that model is pc104 instead of pc105; it seems that
> bug submitter had a working configuration, and this value was modified
> when upgrading.

No, judging by other replies to this bug, the problem is that the X
server was configured wrong in the first place.

104-key PC keyboards don't *have* a "< >" key.

If you have a "< >" key, you should use "pc102" or "pc105" for your
keyboard model.

Just like the debconf question says.

Template: xserver-xfree86/config/inputdevice/keyboard/model
Type: string
_Description: Please select your keyboard model.
 For the X server to handle your keyboard correctly, a keyboard model must be
 entered.  Available models depend on which XKB rule set is in use.
 The "pc101" keyboard is a traditional IBM PC/AT style keyboard with 101 keys,
 historically common in the United States.  It does not have the "logo" or
 "menu" keys.
 The "pc104" keyboard is like the pc101 model, with additional keys.  These
 keys are usually engraved with a "logo" symbol (there is typically a pair of
 these, between each set of control and alt keys), and a "menu" key.
 The "pc102" and "pc105" models are versions of the pc101 and pc104 keyboards,
 respectively, often found in Europe.
 The "macintosh" model is for Macintosh keyboards where the kernel and console
 tools use the new input layer which uses Linux keycodes; "macintosh_old" is
 for Macintosh keyboard users who are not using the new input layer.
 All of the above models use the "xfree86" rule set.
 The "type4" and "type5" models are for Sun Type4 and Type5 keyboards,
 respectively.  These models can only be used if the "sun" XKB rule set is in
 Laptop keyboards often do not have as many keys as standalone models; laptop
 users should select the keyboard model most closely approximated by the
 Advanced users can use any model defined by the selected XKB rule set.  If
 the xlibs package has been unpacked, see the /etc/X11/xkb/rules directory for
 available rule sets.
 Users of U.S. English keyboards should generally enter "pc104".

G. Branden Robinson                |
Debian GNU/Linux                   |         De minimis non curat lex.
branden@debian.org                 |
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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