Xorg, lightdm, xfce & German Keyboard

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sun Jun 21 12:30:49 UTC 2020

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 10:59:16 +0200, Christian Schmidt wrote:
> Good "morning" Ralf, ;-))
> On 6/21/20 10:24 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > I still didn't read/understand correctly.
> > 
> > I apologize again!
> No, I have to apologize: I should have mentioned that I already defined
> Section "InputClass"
>          Identifier "system-keyboard"
>          MatchIsKeyboard "on"
>          Option "XkbLayout" "de"
>          Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
>          Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
> EndSection
> in /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/keyboard.conf. KB layout in general 
> works as expected - except from umlauts.

I recently had the same problem after upgrading X - the keyboard
settings for the german language in a /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
file did no longer work (nor did the keyboard work at all); I had
to set them in a per-user manner using setxkbmap in ~/.xsession,
as you already correctly did, with the exception that display managers
don't read ~/.xinitrc, they use ~/.xsession (problem already solved).

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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