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Re: x : keyboard not working

On Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 01:11:18AM -0400, Felix Miata wrote:
> David Wright composed on 2017-10-06 20:25 (UTC-0500):
> > On Fri 06 Oct 2017 at 18:57:31 (-0400), Felix Miata wrote:
> >> Brian composed on 2017-10-06 23:31 (UTC+0100):
> ...
> >> > '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.
> > I don't understand why you want to do it this way. Debian unified
> > /etc/default/keyboard so that the values specified there are used
> > in both the VCs and X.
> 1-I was responding to the sole thread focus on user-specific configuration,
> pointing out global configuration as an alternative.
> 2-xorg.conf came first, thus, familiarity with configuration via
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf*. Most of the time I need to use it anyway for things
> other than keyboard in Xorg. No need to fix what ain't broke.
> 3-man page for /etc/default/keyboard is a redirect to the keyboard man page,
> which like most man pages I find thin on examples.
> 4-aversion to that directory name. To me, defaults are things shipped by the
> distro provider. /etc/sysconfig/keyboard would make more sense for something
> globally managed by the admin, along with keeping shipped defaults in /usr.
> Alternatives in Gnu/Linux can be a double-edged sword. :-)

:) Indeed.

Great to hear you have a (relatively ?) stable setup, and, thanks for
sharing of course :)

Myself, I never heard of /etc/default/keyboard until about a month
ago, and only ever did the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d thing before that
(and it feels like just a year or so ago we were still doing X11.conf
or something similar... these young whippaschnappas, changing things
every month it seems... get used to the new change and BAM it's
changed agin' - when I wuz yur age, we just made do we did... we were
LUCKY to have a working keyboard ... sometimes had to solder serial
lines together just to make the Shift key work!)