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Bug#235268: marked as done (xlibs: Swiss German keyboard does not work under XKB)

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Subject: xfree86-common: swiss german keyboard gone
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Subject: xfree86-common: swiss german keyboard gone
Package: xfree86-common
Version: 4.3.0-2
Severity: important
Tags: experimental
a few months ago an upgrade does not allow to enter e.g. "@", which is normally alt_gr 2 (is alt_r
the key itself seems to work, as in gnome, alt_r - esc switches between windows, like alt_l - esc.
$ xmodmap
xmodmap:  up to 2 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):
shift       Shift_L (0x32),  Shift_R (0x3e)
lock        Caps_Lock (0x42)
control     Control_L (0x25),  Control_R (0x6d)
mod1        Alt_L (0x40),  Alt_R (0x71)
mod2        Num_Lock (0x4d)
mod5        Scroll_Lock (0x4e)
(**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
(**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) XKB: model: "pc105"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "de"
(**) XKB: layout: "de"
(**) Option "XkbVariant" "CH"
(**) XKB: variant: "CH"
(==) Keyboard: CustomKeycode disabled
(**) |-->Input Device "PS/2 Mouse"
last time i reinstalled whole x and it worked again, but this should not
be the final solution.
where could one look to get those keys back?
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.2-1-k7-smp
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
Versions of packages xfree86-common depends on:
ii  debconf                       1.4.11     Debian configuration management sy
ii  debianutils                   2.7.1      Miscellaneous utilities specific t
-- debconf information:

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On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 03:38:53PM -0800, solo turn wrote:
> # apt-get -o dpkg::options::=3D"--force-confmiss" --reinstall install xli=
> and restarting x fixes it.
> seems that some files miss after upgrade ... strange.

You may have inadvertently deleted some of the files under /etc/X11/xkb,
or something may have gone wrong during the long-since-reverted
migration of the XKB data files from xlibs to xlibs-data.

Closing as resolved per submitter.

G. Branden Robinson                |    The first thing the communists do
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    when they take over a country is to
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