French-Canadian Keyboard & keyboard switching

PJ af.gourmet at
Fri May 1 14:41:57 UTC 2009

Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> 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"?
Version 1.6 buit 13 April 2009
symbols/ca = "multi", "multix', "multi-2gr", "fr", & a few others
You'd think it would work...
Doesn't make sense. 

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