French-Canadian Keyboard & keyboard switching - SOLVED

PJ af.gourmet at
Fri May 1 17:37:49 UTC 2009

Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> 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"?
Now, here's the weird stuff - ca multi works in Firefox... but not in xterm
so, the keyboard has to be set from fluxbox... works fine in Inkscape,
gnucash, abacus, so the real problem is in xterm - and that is totally
unimportant as long as good ol' English works it it.

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