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Re: x : keyboard not working




On Fri 06 Oct 2017 at 23:54:36 (+0100), Brian wrote:
> On Sat 07 Oct 2017 at 09:24:01 +1100, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 11:11:52PM +0100, Brian wrote:
> > > On Sat 07 Oct 2017 at 08:30:09 +1100, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> > > 
> > > > On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 08:37:44PM +0100, Brian wrote:
> > > > > 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.
> > > > 
> > > > I edit /etc/default/keyboard to read as follows (also, lv3 level 3
> > > > (& 4) shift rocks!):
> > > > 
> > > > XKBMODEL="microsoft4000"
> > > > XKBLAYOUT="libsh"
> > > > XKBVARIANT="basic"
> > > > XKBOPTIONS="lv3:lwin_switch,terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
> > > > BACKSPACE="guess"
> > > 
> > > A neat, simple edit of a basic file. But, by itself, insufficient to
> > > resurrect ctrl+alt+backspace.
> > 
> > Oh¡ Well that's good to know. I must have the required change (I'm
> > guessing your xorg.conf.d suggestion) somewhere else in that case,

That's possible, but unlikely because you seem to be aware that
/etc/default/keyboard is the best location to set these parameters.
Let's hope the OP, a VC user, picks up on this.

> > as
> > well as this.  Thanks for correcting the record.
> 
> I haven't really corrected anything. There is a fuller picture at
> 
>  https://pkg-xorg.alioth.debian.org/howto/configure-input.html
> 
>   When udev is used (on GNU/Linux, starting with squeeze), one
>   has totell udev to reload input-related configuration:
>   udevadm trigger --subsystem-match=input --action=change (that
>   can be found in keyboard-configuration’s README.Debian file).

… and of course the change will have been made after your next boot.

Cheers,
David.