keyboard mapping with XFree86 4.3.0

Tim Ruehsen tim.ruehsen at
Thu Apr 10 04:35:46 CDT 2003

> >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?

I tried to cheat wine with "us,de" together with ",nodeadkeys" and 
"grp:ctrls_toggle" (toggle between us and de with pressing both ctrl keys).
Doing so resulted in a screwed keyboard, e.g. a-z keys now had special 
meanings in KDE, running wine did not give me access to '{[]}' keys. KDE 
itself has been screwed (maybe since I pressed lots of keys for testing while 
they had special meaning).

I made tests with several different toggle keys and configurations, but no 
success... meybe there is no easy solution.

Regards, Tim

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