[ILUG] The euro grail: xev output
declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie
Thu Jan 31 10:45:10 GMT 2002
After searching the web, asking you guys for it, d/ling uninstallable rpms,
even reading the rpm manpage, cursing the guy who named a game XEV, I finally
found a versions of xev.... Imakefile-1.1, xev.c-1.5, & xev.man-1.3 :-/
I have done as following (in an X terminal)
xmodmap -e 'keycode 26 = e E currency'
xev > outputfile
This is the relevant event.
KeyPress event, serial 26, synthetic NO, window 0xc00001,
root 0x26, subw 0x0, time 3154276089, (500,205), root:(506,591),
state 0x2000, keycode 26 (keysym 0xa4, currency), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 characters: ""
That looks OK. In trying to find what setup X is using, I went to
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb and poked around, to find the XKB stuff and see what
the thing was actually using. All I found funny was this
[root at genius symbols]# ls -l /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/compiled
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 Jun 29 2001
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/compiled -> ../../../../../var/lib/xkb/
In /var/lib/xkb (the appointed place) there is only this README under X
The X server uses this directory to store the compiled version of the
current keymap and/or any scratch keymaps used by clients. The X server
or some other tool might destroy or replace the files in this directory,
so it is not a safe place to store compiled keymaps for long periods of
time. The default keymap for any server is usually stored in:
where <num> is the display number of the server in question, which makes
it possible for several servers *on the same host* to share the same
Unless the X server is modified, sharing this directory between servers on
different hosts could cause problems.
but updating the database under X and doing a search for 'default.xkm' or
even 'xkm' with slocate (which accepts partial file names) produced nothing:
nihil; zada :-o.
In answer to the obvious, I did check XF86Config, and XKBDisable is commented
I think that's odd behaviour, but I need someone to verify that.
Another Mandrake symlink pointing nowhere (mutter, mutter, growl). I suspect
something's defaulting to US keyboard somewhere, which gives me the ¢ but
fails on the euro.
What do I fix now? This system knows more about me than I know about it.
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