modify keyboard layout

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Sun May 10 19:11:26 PDT 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 11:58:29AM +1000, Timothy S. Nelson wrote:
> On Sat, 9 May 2009, mobidyc wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > all I want to do is to redefine the keyboard mapping for the first row.
> >
> > I tried to modify the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/fr file like this:
> [snip]
>  	How did you go about ensuring that you had the correct keyboard map 
> loaded?  Have you tried setxkbmap with the -print option?

setxkbmap -print merely prints the KCGST mapping, not the actual layout.
All it does is to verify if options specified previously have passed the
rules (and this test is rather weak).
run "xkbcomp -xkb :0 -" to get the actual loaded keymap.

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