New Xorg - different key-codes

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Wed Mar 11 00:46:46 UTC 2020

On Wednesday, 11 March 2020 at  0:20:03 +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
[originally sent to current@]
> I just updated my laptop from source, and somewhere along the way
> the key-codes Xorg sees changed.

Indeed.  This doesn't just affect -CURRENT: it happened to me on
-STABLE last week, so I'm copying that list too.  See
, not the first entry on the subject.

> I have the right Alt key mapped to "Multi_key", which is now
> keycode 108 instead of 113, which is now arrow left instead.

Interesting.  Mine wandered from 117 to 147, with PageDown ("Next") as
collateral damage.  It seems that there are a lot of strange new key
bindings (partial output of xmodmap -pk):

    117         0xff56 (Next)   0x0000 (NoSymbol)       0xff56 (Next)
    130         0xff31 (Hangul) 0x0000 (NoSymbol)       0xff31 (Hangul)
    131         0xff34 (Hangul_Hanja)   0x0000 (NoSymbol)       0xff34 (Hangul_Hanja)
    135         0xff67 (Menu)   0x0000 (NoSymbol)       0xff67 (Menu)
    147         0x1008ff65 (XF86MenuKB) 0x0000 (NoSymbol)       0x1008ff65 (XF86MenuKB)

Some of these may reflect other remappings that I have done.

> I hope this email saves somebody else from the frustrating
> morning I had...

Sorry.  I should have thought of reporting it.  For me, with a number
of other issues, it was a frustrating week,some of which are still not

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