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Bug#518154: closed by Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> (Re: Bug#518154: x11-xkb-utils: missing multimedia keys / Ubuntu global workaround)

On Wed, Mar  4, 2009 at 14:34:48 +0100, Alain Baeckeroot wrote:

> I understand very little of your explainations except what i did is ugly :-) 
> (i spent half a day to find this ubuntu stuff)
> But the problem is still here for the users of (our beloved brand new ) lenny.
>  http://wiki.debian.org/Keyboard/MultimediaKeys advices to 
> create a ~/.xmodmaprc for each user. This does not look much better.

> > setting XkbModel to the right value in xorg.conf would fix that.
> how to know the correct XkbModel ?

i don't know what your keyboard is...
you can look at the $inetkbds list in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg and
pick one of those (or use gnome's keyboard applet which gives you a more
human-readable list of models).

> I have : 
> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier  "Generic Keyboard"
>         Driver      "kbd"
>         Option      "XkbRules" "xorg"
>         Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
>         Option      "XkbLayout" "fr"
>         Option      "XkbVariant" "latin9"
> EndSection
> I'll can put you explaintions in the wiki, or better read you in the wiki if 
> you have time to do this :)
> btw, i'd appreciate any hint to reduce the size of the popup window,
> or should i fill a wishreport against some package ?
this sounds like an issue with your desktop environment.


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