keyboard mapping with XFree86 4.3.0

Shachar Shemesh wine-devel at
Wed Apr 9 14:19:07 CDT 2003

Tim Ruehsen wrote:

>Thank you, Dmitry. But it doesn't help. In this case I have US layout which 
>drives me crazy...
Can you confirm that the messages go away, and that a German keyboard is 
detected by Wine? If so, we can solve the other problem quite easily.

>I read some XFree READMEs. They are talking about a possibility to configure 
>keyboard layout 'backward compatible' - but I could not find out how (it 
>might help).
You don't need to. you can tell your X to use us,de as the keyboard, but 
to always be in grp2. Actually, what I just said counts as "backwards 
compatible", as that is what happens on 4.2.x. Does anyone know, off the 
top of their head, how to do that?

>If there is anybody who got the keyboard variant 'nodeadkeys' working with 
>wine: please tell me how, maybe a snapshot from your configuration helps.
>Regards, Tim

Shachar Shemesh
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