problem with xmodmap

Michael Nottebrock lofi at
Mon Oct 17 03:26:01 PDT 2005

On Monday, 17. October 2005 11:32, dawnshade wrote:
> Hi, All.
> i have some strange problem with xmodmap.
> if i configured map somekeys in conf file:
> cat .Xmodmap
> keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume
> keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
> and try load this settings putting string 'xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap' in
> file .xinitrc (at homedir) before string startkde nothing happens.
> if i execute xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap  inside KDE all works fine, but in next KDE
> session X11 forget this mapping.

The mapping might get reset, especially if you're using KDE's frontend for xkb 
(Regional & Accessibility/Keyboard Layouts). You could try putting the 
xmodmap command into a shell script, chmod +x that script and put it into 
~/.kde/Autostart, or try unchecking "Enable keyboard layouts" in the 
mentioned above kcontrol module.

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