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Old 03-09-2009, 12:46 AM
edju
 
Default .Xmodmap has no effect

On Sunday 08 March 2009 20:37:09 Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 17:49:55 -0400
>
> Frank <debianlist@videotron.ca> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2009-03-08 at 17:30 -0400, Ed Jabbour wrote:
> > > Below is my ~/.Xmodmap. It's an attempt to make the key
> > > assignments permanent rather than running xmodmap each login.
> > > It's not working. Syntax wrong?
> > >
> > > keycode 162 = XF86AudioPlay
> > > keycode 164 = XF86AudioStop
> > > keycode 144 = XF86AudioPrev
> > > keycode 153 = XF86AudioNext
> > > keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume
> > > keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
> > > keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute
> >
> > AFAIK you have to run xmodmap each login. Try with the -verbose
> > option to turn on logging.
>
> Actually looking at /etc/X11/Xsession.d/foo (forget which one)
>
> it is probably that XKB is active as well (apparently they don't
> play nice together). Do you (OP) have keyboard model setup or an xkb
> startup file?
>
> Unfortunately I'm still trying to figure out how to do this without
> invoking whatever monster it is that made the Xsession people prevent
> loading xmodmap and xkb at the same time.

Well, uhhh, hmmm - dunno. Anyway, stuck a bash script into Autostart that
runs xmodmap on the Xmodmap file (renamed) and all is well.


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