keyboard mapping with XFree86 4.3.0

Tim Ruehsen tim.ruehsen at
Mon Apr 14 03:57:38 CDT 2003

Am Freitag, 11. April 2003 17:46 schrieb Shachar Shemesh:
> Tim Ruehsen wrote:
> >>>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
> Hmm.
> Try us,de, leave the dead keys in (unless you want them out), and
> grp:alt_toggle. Then, press alt to switch between keyboard layouts.
> I know that grp:shift_toggle is badly broken, both in Wine and in other
> apps I have seen (I suspect an X bug here). I have never tried both ctrl
> toggle, though.

this doent|t work at all. just no effect, so i am staying with US kezboard. as 
zou can see...


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