Shlomi Fish | 23 Aug 20:07 2011

Fw: [Mageia-discuss] How can I define a Hebrew/Latin layout + Compose Key in Mageia Cauldron?


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Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:06:45 +0300
From: Shlomi Fish <shlomif <at> shlomifish.org>
To: Mageia general discussions <mageia-discuss <at> mageia.org>
Subject: Re: [Mageia-discuss] How can I define a Hebrew/Latin layout + Compose
Key in Mageia Cauldron?

Hi all,

On Tue, 23 Aug 2011 16:51:51 +0300
Shlomi Fish <shlomif <at> shlomifish.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> this script gives me the Xkb layout that I need:
> 
> <<<
> #!/bin/sh
> 
> # setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll -variant
> ",phonetic," 'us,ru,il'
> 
> setxkbmap \
>     -option "" \
>     -option "compose:ralt,grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"  \
>     -variant ",lyx" \
>     'us,il'
> >>>
> 
> Now, I have this in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard:
> 
> <<<
> XkbModel=pc105
> XkbLayout=us,il
> KEYBOARD=il
> KEYTABLE=us
> XkbOptions=compose:ralt,grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll
> >>>
> 
> But the compose key is not configured using this by default (on X startup).
> I'm on Mageia Linux Cauldron (what will be Mageia 2).
> 
> I used to be able to define the keyboard layout using directives
> in /etc/X11/xorg.conf but it no longer appears to work.
> 
> How can I define everything I need by editing /etc/sysconfig/keyboard (or
> any other appropriate files under /etc )?
> 

I found out a solution for that. I placed this in ~/.Xkbmap :

<<<
-option compose:ralt,grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll
-variant ,lyx us,il
>>>

And now the keyboard is working fine. I learned about ~/.Xkbmap
in /etc/X11/xinit/fixkeyboard .

Thanks!

Regards,

	Shlomi Fish

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