[ltp] How to set "compose" key, T520 with no DE
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 07:05:00 -0800
Hmm... I must be missing a step...
I manually edited the /etc/default/keyboard file to read exactly as the
one you have provided. But after rebooting nothing changes- CapsLk still
works as it always has, shift-CapsLk apparently doesn't change anything,
no compose function with prsc.
BTW- how is the us-intl different from the us? Is there a webpage that
> Message: 2
> From: Tamas Papp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [ltp] How to set "compose" key, T520 with no DE
> Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:56:25 +0100
> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Hi Keith,
> Just use XKBOPTIONS. Here is my /etc/default/keyboard:
> # Check /usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/README.Debian for
> # documentation on what to do after having modified this file.
> # The following variables describe your keyboard and can have the same
> # values as the XkbModel, XkbLayout, XkbVariant and XkbOptions options
> # in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
> # If you don't want to use the XKB layout on the console, you can
> # specify an alternative keymap. Make sure it will be accessible
> # before /usr is mounted.
> # KMAP=3D/etc/console-setup/defkeymap.kmap.gz
> This setup
> 1. disables CapsLock's original function, Shift+CapsLock switches to th=
> us-intl layout, CapsLock switches back to US (grp:..., you might want t=
> remove this if you don't need it),
> 2. terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp allows me to kill X with this key
> 3. compose:prsc makes PrtSc the compose key.
> I find this particularly convenient on my T430s.
> On Thu, Dec 20 2012, email@example.com wrote:
>> Hi All-
>> I can't figure out how to use a "compose" key with my ThinkPad T520.
>> I do not use a DE. Currently I am using the i3 tiling wm with Debian.
>> I tried using
>> $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
>> Using the menus I set the compose key to be the Right Alt key. I then
>> $ cat /etc/default/keyboard
>> # Check /usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/README.Debian for
>> # documentation on what to do after having modified this file.
>> # The following variables describe your keyboard and can have the same=
>> values as the XkbModel, XkbLayout, XkbVariant and XkbOptions options #
>> # If you don't want to use the XKB layout on the console, you can
>> # specify an alternative keymap. Make sure it will be accessible
>> # before /usr is mounted.
>> # KMAP=3D/etc/console-setup/defkeymap.kmap.gz
>> Maybe I am doing it wrong? I press the right alt key, release, then
>> (for example) "o" then "c" which should give me the copyright symbol,
>> does not work. Does not work if I press and hold the right alt key
>> either .
>> I have tried other key combinations as well.
>> I don't see "what to do after having modified this file" message means=
>> that file doesn't tell me.
>> I can generate special characters using the "Ted" word processing
>> program's internal symbol creator for documents.
>> Is there some default I should be aware of? is there some way to query
>> system to tell what character has been mapped to the compose key?
>> Thanks for your help,
>> Keith Ostertag
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