From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Mon 24 Jun 2002 - 08:54:31 IST
On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 04:18:21AM +0100, kevin lyda wrote:
> upgraded to redhat 7.3 this weekend. thought i was all dune till i
> typed AltGr-e. oops. it seems AltGr is being seen as Alt. Actually,
> it's being seen as:
> keycode 113 = Alt_R NoSymbol Multi_key Alt_R
> i tried using xmodmap -e 'keycode 113 = Multi_key' but AltGr-e still
> doesn't work. this is XF86 4.2.
> kevin, awaiting abuse from niall now...
Why on earth would I abuse you ? I'm a fellow sufferer. I had SuSE 7.3 on my
notebook and my deskunder. Happily had Euro symbols in consoles and xchat on
the notebook but on the deskunder for some reason, no matter what bloody
8859-15 font I used, I could not get rid of the spider. Then there was the
great ReiserFS tragedy on my notebook where my root filesystem was replaced
by 15GB of assorted bits (which was, surprisingly, relatively recently
backed up). So I took that as hint that it was time to use my SuSE 8 DVD and
I reinstalled on the notebook where I now happily have Euro symbols in
consoles AND xchat - begone, foul spider !
But the deskunder is a whole 'nother story - I decided that I'd do an
upgrade to SuSE 8 on that and it was the smoothest distribution upgrade I'd
ever done. But I've ended up with a box which is subtly different from the
notebook AND from what I had before - my ability to shutdown from KDM
without entering the root password is gone, and I can't find the part in the
KDE control center where I reenable it (I haven't looked that hard). On the
notebook, when I end a KDE session i.e. logout up pops a cute picture of a
dragon which offers me the choice of logging out, turning off or rebooting
the computer. Very convenient, because I'm usually not logging out except to
shut down. But my deskunder is a dragon free zone.
And as for the Euro symbol on the deskunder - forget it - it's nowhere to be
seen - not in consoles, not in xchat. Obviously if I could find the dragon,
it might chase off the spiders but until then . . . .
So, Kevin, no abuse - just sympathy. I might add that I don't have a Euro
symbol via AltGr-4 OR AltGr-e on either machine. I'm sure it's only a bit of
xmodmappery away on the notebook, but on the deskunder . . . the fact that
I'm using a > 12 year old Northgate OmniKey keyboard which has NO AltGr key,
only one Alt key and only one functioning Ctrl key (the other had to
sacrifice its switch to rescue some other key - didn't someone here promise
me some switches a while ago ?) makes it seem rather unlikely that I'll ever
get a Euro sumbol from that keyboard.
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