Re: x : keyboard not working
- Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 18:57:31 -0400
- From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: x : keyboard not working
Brian composed on 2017-10-06 23:31 (UTC+0100):
> On Fri 06 Oct 2017 at 16:37:22 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:
>> Brian composed on 2017-10-06 20:37 (UTC+0100):
>> > On Fri 06 Oct 2017 at 21:19:28 +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
>> >> for that matter, even "ctrl+alt+backspace" doesn't work to shutdown the
>> >> x server. :(
>> > This disappeared from xorg many, many years ago. But it can be re-enabled
>> > in Debian. An XKBOPTIONS options is what you look for if you really want
>> > it.
>> It only disappeared as a default. It was switched to an option. I use the same
>> method to enable in Debian that works in Fedora and elsewhere:
>> # /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf
>> Section "InputClass"
>> Identifier "system-keyboard"
>> MatchIsKeyboard "on"
>> Option "XkbLayout" "us"
>> Option "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
> 'setxbdmap -option "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"' in ~/.xsession is less
> typing and more user-friendly.
1-That was an "as-is" copy from Fedora on a multiboot system, much easier than
typing in an ~/.xsession file that didn't exist. I have no idea whether the
match or layout lines would be necessary in Debian.
2-Keyword: "user-friendly". /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf is global
configuration, vs. user-specific ~/.xsession.
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