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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:41 am    Post subject: ibook g4 keymap in X and xfce different then in console Reply with quote

Just did a fresh install on my ibook g4, everything seems to go well. when im in runlevel 3 at the console, the keyboard layout is perfect. everything in its right place. checked my rc.conf and it said i was using the 'us' keyboard layout. Though, i assume i made a mistake when setting up x, as anytime i fire that up, almost all the keys are messed up. The letters are normal, but the numbers when shifteed are wrong, as well as <>?/ -" ': ; # and a few others off the top of my head. I'm kind of a newb trying to troubleshoot this. I thought changing the rc.conf keymap would help, though that didn't help for my x sessions. Is there another location to look at which keymap x is using? i tried looking in xorg.conf, but nothing looked out of the ordinary to me. Is there an easy way to change the layout of my keyboard? make it nice and console like/ like my mac usually is?

a second question. I know i messed this up setting up X, because when running the xorg setup program, xorgconfig off the top of my head, i choose to not emulate a three button mouse. I figured ctrl+ mouse button would still be right click, but its not. im assuming its either because of the not emulating 3 button mouse, or my poor keyboard layout in X. How can I change this? Any easy way.

Another thing i tried was running the xorgconfig again, went through it slightly differently the second time around, but when it was going to write the file, it came up with an error saying it couldn't open the file to overwrite. so is it possible i screwed the pooch on this one? or just a sillyl mistake?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:55 am    Post subject: Re: ibook g4 keymap in X and xfce different then in console Reply with quote

acee2bee wrote:
Just did a fresh install on my ibook g4, everything seems to go well. when im in runlevel 3 at the console, the keyboard layout is perfect. everything in its right place. checked my rc.conf and it said i was using the 'us' keyboard layout. Though, i assume i made a mistake when setting up x, as anytime i fire that up, almost all the keys are messed up. The letters are normal, but the numbers when shifteed are wrong, as well as <>?/ -" ': ; # and a few others off the top of my head. I'm kind of a newb trying to troubleshoot this. I thought changing the rc.conf keymap would help, though that didn't help for my x sessions. Is there another location to look at which keymap x is using? i tried looking in xorg.conf, but nothing looked out of the ordinary to me. Is there an easy way to change the layout of my keyboard? make it nice and console like/ like my mac usually is?


Sounds like you have in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf the Option "XkbModel" set to "macintosh" instead of "pc104", which is used for newer systems.

acee2bee wrote:
a second question. I know i messed this up setting up X, because when running the xorg setup program, xorgconfig off the top of my head, i choose to not emulate a three button mouse. I figured ctrl+ mouse button would still be right click, but its not. im assuming its either because of the not emulating 3 button mouse, or my poor keyboard layout in X. How can I change this? Any easy way.


Nope, ctrl-click isn't possible with Linux. You should find out the way how to enable three buttons on an iBook with the help of http://docs.gentoo.org/gentoo-ppc-faq.xml
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