Xnest and altgr -key
My workstation at work is a linux-box running redhat 9 (running
XFree86-4.3.0-2.90.43 and XFree86-Xnest-4.3.0-2.90.43)
I wanted to start to use Xnest to remotely log-in into the other
unix-servers (solaris and linux-boxes).
However, I have a serious problem with the keyboard and -especially- te
At first, when I tried the "normal" Xnest, the 'remote-session' used a
query-keyboard (the workstation I have has a Belgian azerty-keyboard,
"be-latin1" in linux-speak).
Then, I tried the "-kb" option, I did get the correct keyboard; except
that the 'altGr'-key doesn't work. So, the "|", "@", "#", "€", "\", ...
and all other characters which are on a key that needs the AltGr-key
doesn't seam to work. I get the same character as I would get if I would
just press only the key. (no shift, no alt, ...)
The "odd" thing is that, if I start "xev" remotely (the X
event-displayer tool); and I press the "AltGr" key in the Xev window;
the tool DOES indicate it has received an event that the key is pressed.
It gives this "... keycode 113 (keysym 0xfe03, ISO_Level3_Shift), ..."
So, the event that "altGr" key is pressed DOES is sent to the other
side; but -for some reason- it is not interpreted in the corret way.
(althou it does say "keycode = 113, ISO_Level3_Shift" and "xmodmap -pm"
does indicate the "ISO_Level3_Shift" as being "modifier 5", both at the
local and the remote side).
As I have this problem on all servers I have (linux and solaris), I
guess the problem is on the local Xnest running on my workstation.
Anybody any idea?
Cheerio! Kr. Bonne.
KB905-RIPE Belgacom IP networking
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