French-Canadian Keyboard & keyboard switching

Tijl Coosemans tijl at
Fri May 1 15:18:27 UTC 2009

On Friday 01 May 2009 16:41:52 PJ wrote:
> 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.

Have you tried running "setxkbmap ca multi"?

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