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Re: [Follow-up] Xmodmap and GNOME FC3



Hi , 
I think yu can use gconf-editor and go to apps->metacity->and
configure your keyboardshortcuts there:)


On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 22:42:34 +0000, Malcolm Cowe <malk bruhaha co uk> wrote:
> I've finally managed to sit down and spend a little time with XKB in
> order to wean myself off Xmodmap and get control of my keyboard back
> under GNOME.
> 
> Since I have been reading elsewhere that other people have had issues
> with Xmodmap and GNOME interoperability and since I have previously
> posted about this on fedora-list, I thought I'd write a quick note on
> the, let's call it technique, I employed. It's actually quite similar to
> the method I originally used to set up my Xmodmap file.
> 
> Launch xev from a terminal window. While the xev target window
> has focus, I press all of the keys which need to be configured. The
> output is quite verbose. The following example is for the eject key on a
> UK Macintosh keyboard:
> 
> KeyPress event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x3000001,
>      root 0x8d, subw 0x0, time 3056554, (-600,696), root:(492,745),
>      state 0x0, keycode 204 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
>      XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
>      XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
>      XFilterEvent returns: False
> 
> KeyRelease event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x3000001,
>      root 0x8d, subw 0x0, time 3056554, (-600,696), root:(492,745),
>      state 0x0, keycode 204 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
>      XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> 
> Take a note of the keycode (204 in this example). What I did next was to
> look up this keycode in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/keycodes/xfree86, which
> returned the following entry:
> 
> xfree86:    <K6C> =   204;              // <I4C>
> 
> Finally, I added this entry into the symbols file for my keyboard. For a
> UK Macintosh keyboard, the file is:
> 
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/macintosh
> 
> Within the section xkb_symbols "basic", add the following:
> 
>      key <K6C>  {        [ XF86Eject                     ]       };
> 
> Repeat the process for all other keys.
> 
> I also added in the following line to this section:
> 
>      include "srvr_ctrl(xfree86)"
> 
> This is necessary in order to be able to switch to a virtual console from X.
> 
> There are a couple of gotchas:
> 
> 1. <KPEQ> does not match the UK Macintosh keypad equals sign. I had to
> use <K59>. Similarly, the ~` key at the bottom left was matched against
> <LSGT>.
> 
> 2. I still cannot select a thread in thunderbird with shift-control-a,
> even under the failsafe session.
> 
> 3. Under GNOME, I cannot assign a shortcut key to "Log Out". That is to
> say, I can make the assignment using the "Preferences->Keyboard
> Shortcuts" dialog, but when I try to use the key nothing happens.
> Assigning the same key to a different shortcut works though. Guess I'll
> just have to stick with control-alt-delete.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Malcolm.
> 
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