Re: Alternative to .Xmodmap in Gnome 2.6
- From: Chris Metcalf <chrismetcalf gmail com>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Alternative to .Xmodmap in Gnome 2.6
- Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 17:08:42 -0700
Does that mean there is no work-around for the current version?
Some people have mentioned that you start Xmodmap from gnome-session.
Has anybody had success with that?
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 03:09:31 -0300, Mariano Suárez-Alvarez
<msuarezalvarez arnet com ar> wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-06-28 at 07:44 +0200, albert vilella wrote:
> > I use "Preferences->Keyboard Shortcuts"...
> That will not help in Chris's case, because he's problem is with the
> keyboard description.
> > On Sun, 2004-06-27 at 19:31, Chris Metcalf wrote:
> > > I have a Thinkpad, and its got some special "page forward/page back"
> > > buttons. I can use .Xmodmap to remap those keycodes to something
> > > useful.
> > >
> > > However, Gnome 2.6 overrides my .Xmodmap and tells me to go use the
> > > Gnome tools to reconfigure my keyboard instead. No keyboard map exists
> > > for my keyboard, so I can't map those keys.
> > >
> > > I've done some googling and found a lot of people complaining about
> > > this "feature", plenty of people hacking around it, and no real
> > > solutions.
> > >
> > > So whats the "correct" way to map keycodes in Gnome 2.6?
> > >
> > > I hope in the next release the developers will elect to add an
> > > "Advanced" tab to the keyboard configuration applet to allow users to
> > > remap special keys.
> The issue is being work on.
> -- m
> Mariano Suárez-Alvarez <msuarezalvarez arnet com ar>
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