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    Xkb issue

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    After changing XkbLayout to colemak, I can't change to virtual consoles anymore. Pressing alt-ctrl-f[1-9] while X terminal is opened produces chars like "[[A", "[[b]", "[17~" and the like. Shai, would you possibly have any solution to that?

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    • Shai
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    What OS are you using?
    Do you have the same problems with xmodmap?
    Did you try using the left Alt key? (the right Alt key is mapped to AltGr)

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    I'm using Linux with xorg 7.

    I've been solely using left alt + left ctrl combination (yet right ones don't work either).

    It's the same with xmodmap (albeit those "[[A" chars don't appear). FYI, having experimented with different colemak's Xkb/xmodmap combinations, I've finally settled with both enabled (not sure if those were intended for exclusive use or not). 

    Maybe X Control Keys aren't set properly? I believe you have more experience with Xkb than I do (granted that you are the author of those rules).

    Last edited by lucke (27-Jan-2006 11:36:49)
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    • Shai
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    I've uploaded a new version that is supposed to fix the issue.
    Let me know if it works for you.

    Last edited by Shai (28-Jan-2006 14:04:30)
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    Alas, no improvement.

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    Actually, it seems to have made things even worse - alt-Fx combinations stopped working ;-)

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    I've uploaded a new version and updated the instructions on https://colemak.com/Unix for the XKB and xmodmap implementations.

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    After brief morning testing it seems that the Xkb solution works flawlessly, whereas using xmodmap prohibits me from using alt-Fx (e.g. can't close windows with alt-F4) as well as combinations with winkey, which I was using to control amarok.

    Anyway, thanks for your support, Shai. For the good of all X users out there :-)

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    xmodmap should work as well now.

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