Web lists-archives.com

Re: x : keyboard not working




On Sun, Oct 08, 2017 at 11:11:26PM -0500, David Wright wrote:
> I avoid having to copy those files by appending my changes to
> /etc/console-setup/remap.inc and then running
> dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration.
> But I'm not making major changes like you, just some modifications
> to make the VCs behave like X, and eliminating the annoyance when
> you catch your finger or thumb on Alt as you hit the space bar.
> 
> # Ctrl-arrow keys need to send the same codes as in X/xterm.
> Control keycode 105 = F51
> string F51 = "\033[1;5D"
> Control keycode 106 = F52
> string F52 = "\033[1;5C"
> Control keycode 108 = F53
> string F53 = "\033[1;5B"
> Control keycode 103 = F54
> string F54 = "\033[1;5A"
> 
> # Alt-space may as well produce a space rather than
> # nul Meta_nul or Meta_space
> alt keycode 57 = F41
> string F41 = " "

So this is the right® way to have a custom keyboard layout in Debian? I
always edited the files in /usr/share/X11/xkb but everytime xkb-data is
updated they are silently overwritten.
How do I get something like:
key <AB10> { [ slash, underscore, minus ] };

Do you have a good link to share?

Thanks