French-Canadian Keyboard & keyboard switching

Tijl Coosemans tijl at
Fri May 1 14:17:20 UTC 2009

On Friday 01 May 2009 15:57:35 PJ wrote:
> The physical keyboard is a Compaq, identical layout of the Logitech I
> am using on this XP. This one is set to switch beween us & canadian
> multi.
> But the ca(multi) setting does not work either alone or with the us
> for switching. The accent keys are dead. Maybe the option for the
> keys should be set to nodeadkeys.
> But this is not worth pursuing as I am spending too much time on this
> as is. I have things under control, it just seems strange that the
> ca(multi) cannot be installed. Could be fluxbox? Oh well.

I just tried ca(multi) under fluxbox and it just works. What version of
Xorg do you have (output of "X -version")? And what is the output of
"grep xkb_symbols /usr/local/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ca"?

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