Hungarian layout problem with evdev driver

Zoltan Boszormenyi zboszor at
Fri Jul 7 13:24:18 PDT 2006

Ander Conselvan de Oliveira írta:
> Zoltan Boszormenyi wrote:
>> Ander Conselvan de Oliveira írta:
>>> Zoltan Boszormenyi wrote:
>>>> I wanted to try whether a stock system with the "evdev" X driver
>>>> can be used instead for the stock evdev kernel driver but I run
>>>> into a problem with the hungarian layout. I have specified this
>>>> section below for one of my keyboards:
>>>> Section "InputDevice"
>>>>        Identifier  "Keyboard1"
>>>>        Driver      "evdev"
>>>>        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/event2"
>>>> #       Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
>>>>        Option      "XkbLayout" "hu"
>>>> EndSection
>>> I guess it should be "XkbModel" "evdev".
>> It's the default for the "evdev" driver according to the man page.
>> It's working basically as "XkbModel" "pc104" on the "kbd" driver.
> For the Brazillian ABNT2 keyboard, it was necessary to use a 
> especially made model definition: evdev_abnt2. Apparently, the kernel 
> should map the keys to symbols, but the evdev protocol just send 
> keycodes, not symbols. I guess you will have to make a evdev_hungarian 
> model definition.
> Regards,
> Ander

I needed this:

For my Hungarian keyboard, I had to put this only line
in /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evdev :

<LSGT> = 94

And the only key that wasn't working before
now works with evdev. Bye-bye faketty. :-)

Best regards,
Zoltán Böszörményi

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