[Bug 285908] Re: extended ascii characters not displayed on cold boots

Daniel daniel.jacobs at matha.rwth-aachen.de
Sat Mar 14 00:56:14 UTC 2009

There is a workaround for X.

Taken from:

"xmodmap -pke > .xmodmap"
in your home directory.

Than edit the file ".xmodmap" by exchanging the line
"keycode 156 = XF86Launch1 NoSymbol XF86Launch1 NoSymbol XF86Launch1"
"keycode 156 = ISO_Level3_Shift NoSymbol ISO_Level3_Shift NoSymbol ISO_Level3_Shift".

Than execute
"xmodmap .xmodmap".

Now the AltGr-key is working fine until you reboot the system.

To make it stable you can use
Simply add "xmodmap .xmodmap" as startup command.

Note: This workaround only deals with X!

I tried the analog workaround using "loadkeys" before I found this workaround, but it failed.
The key press event was proceeded Ok, so I was able to write "@". But after releasing the "AltGr" key every key behaves still as in third level. 
This is what I did:
> keycode 148 = AltGr
> eof
What is wrong about that?

extended ascii characters not displayed on cold boots
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