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creideiki
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:30 pm    Post subject: Alt/Meta on Type5c keyboard Reply with quote

I have three Ultra10:s with Swedish type5c keyboards running Gentoo-sources 2.6.11-r8 and X.org 6.8.2-r2 with the SunFFB XAA patch. Initially, I used Ferris McCormick's sample xorg.conf from http://dev.gentoo.org/~fmccor/docs/xorg/xorg.conf/xorg.conf.html, with XkbLayout "se" instead of "en_US", but with that the bucky bit keys didn't work right.

According to "xev", the Meta keys gave keycodes for Super, and Emacs interpreted Alt as Meta. This is annoying, so I searched both these forums and Google for a while before I found that adding
Code:
Option      "XkbSymbols"  "sun/se(sun5)"
to the keyboard section of xorg.conf made it work.

This post is mainly here so that others can search for it, but I guess I might as well ask a few questions:

  • Why are the bucky bit keys wrong in the default setup? From what I can understand of /usr/lib/X11/xkb/keymap/sun/se, I'd think all Swedish type5 keymaps should already include symbols from sun/se(sun5).
  • Is adding the explicit XkbSymbols directive the Right Way to solve this?
  • What happens on a US keyboard? Should the sample configuration be changed to include this (with "us" instead of "se", obviously)?

Here's the entire keyboard section for completeness:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier  "Keyboard0"
  Driver      "kbd"
  Option      "XkbModel"    "type5"
  Option      "XkbRules"    "xorg"
  Option      "XkbLayout"   "se"
  Option      "XkbGeometry" "sun(type5)"
  Option      "XkbSymbols"  "sun/se(sun5)"
EndSection
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stalkerg
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am use
Code:

    Driver   "kbd"
    Option   "XkbModel"   "type5"
    Option   "XkbRules"   "xorg"
    Option   "XkbLayout"   "us,ru"   
    Option   "XkbGeometry"   "sun(type5)"


and my script for change layout xkbch:
Code:

#!/bin/bash

if test -e ~/.xkbch; then
setxkbmap -layout $1
rm ~/.xkbch
echo "layout $1"
else
setxkbmap -layout $2
touch ~/.xkbch
echo "layout $2"
fi


use
Code:

xkbch "us" "ru"

and add to XFce hotkeys.
(ru,se,uk and etc)
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