[ILUG] nasty xmodmap..or something
david.golden at oceanfree.net
Wed Nov 7 11:17:21 GMT 2001
On Wednesday 07 November 2001 03:50, Justin Mason wrote:
> Yep, they've replaced it with something new-fangled called xkb. Take a
> look at /etc/X11/xkb/... It's much more complicated, and under-docco'ed.
Actaully, it's got voluminous documentation, in the doc/ directory of the
Xfree86 source tree. It's just, for some annoying reason (possibly the fact
that there's about 10 megabytes of it), distros don't seem to bother
installing 90% of XFree's documentation, they tend to just install the rahter
terse man pages. The documentation is actually pretty comprehensive, if heavy
going - every little feature's seems to have a 30-page+ postscript manual.
If you really don't like Xkb, putting the line
in your Core keyboard's InputDevice
section in XF86Config will turn it off.
However, I don't recommend it.
Here's the settings I use for a normal GB keyboard, but with Caps Lock turned
into a CTRL key to make emacs usable:
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
you can also use ctrl:swapcaps to swap the caps lock and control keys.
The pc105 bit ensures that your windows and menu keys work, or at least show
up in the X event queue - mandrake, for example, binds them to useful
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