I am a little confused about the keyboard mapping, and what I made
wrong to screw it up...
What I want is a keyboard with german layout and no dead keys,
which was working under 32bit Linux.
What I did additionally under the 32bit Gentoo was to dump all
keysetting with xkeycaps into a ~/.xmodmap-file, remove the
entry for CAPS LOCK and reload it with ~/config/openbox/autostart.sh.
After setting up the 64bit system, something subtle changes.
With (as I think...) identical setting I got a mainly working
keyboard layout with even the germen umlauts working BUT some
(but important) keys NOT working:
@ does not work
Alt Gr was mapped to Page up
and so on. Some very interesting variations....
I tried to redump .xmodmap with xkeycaps but that did not
brings back "@" to normal as "ALt Gr".
But: No "no dead keys" ... all keyes were "alive", so to say...
I do not only want to fix this, I want to understand, whether I need
setxkbmap and whether/how it is possible to get back the former more
simpler (and working) way of a keyboard layout.
Ah! By the way: There were no changes to xorg.conf between the two
systems. /etc/conf.d/keymaps has the entry
KEYMAP="qwertz/de-latin1-nodeadkeys" as with the 32bit system.
How can I fix this ?
Thank you very much for any help in advance!