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#1 2007-01-20 12:31:49

JhonnyBoy
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Registered: 2006-10-11
Posts: 33

using my X keyboard

My laptop is japanese so my keyboard is weird.
Under X use xmodmap to in order to have an altgr key.
What can I for the command line interface?

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#2 2007-01-21 15:25:15

patroclo7
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From: Bassano del Grappa, ITALY
Registered: 2006-01-11
Posts: 913

Re: using my X keyboard

Use showkey to see the key's keycode.

Now, look at your keymap (you defined it in /etc/rc.conf). It is somewhere in /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386. In the keymap, look at the keysym associated with that keycode, if there is one. Verify also if the keymap includes the following line:

include linux-with-alt-and-altgr

Either the keysym is not associated at all with a keycode (nor in the keymap directly, nor through the include directive), or it is associated to another keycode.

In both cases, the solution is to integrate the keymap with a personal keymap. You can put it where you like, mine is in /usr/local/share/kbd/keymaps/personal.map.
You need the following line in this file:

keycode <thekeycode> = AltGr

Now, as root, give the following command (it does not replace your keymap, but merely integrate it):

loadkeys /usr/local/share/kbd/keymaps/personal.map

See if it works. If it works, you can automatize the integration at each boot putting the following in /etc/rc.local:

loadkeys -q /usr/local/share/kbd/keymaps/personal.map &> /dev/null &

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#3 2007-01-21 23:46:56

JhonnyBoy
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Registered: 2006-10-11
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Re: using my X keyboard

thank you
it works and it rox!

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