[Bug 251247] Re: xmodmap fails in Xsession.d

Steven Orr steveo at syslang.net
Mon Sep 1 02:18:20 UTC 2008

On Sunday, Aug 31st 2008 at 21:55 -0000, quoth Jens Jorgensen:

=>Ok, after more searches and poking around I believe I have discovered
=>what is wiping out the xmodmap. I went into "Regional & Language ==>
=>Keyboard Layout" and then select the "Xkb Options" tab. I noticed a
=>checkbox on that tab: "Enable xkb options". The checkbox was checked,
=>but down below in the Xkb Options there were a whole slew of options to
=>select but not a one of them was selected. So I unchecked the "Enable
=>xkb options", logged out, logged back in, and voila! Now my xmodmap
=>settings are back. I am fairly certain that I never went in and turned
=>on the "Enable xkb options" box. This is especially annoying since no
=>options were checked.
=>Since it seems that running setxkbmap will wipe out any xmodmap settings
=>perhaps This should be run earlier, like in an earlier entry in

I will give this a shot when I get back to my machine.

=>xmodmap fails in Xsession.d
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=>Status in ?kdebase? source package in Ubuntu: New
=>Bug description:
=>I have a .Xmodmap in my $HOME. When I log in, the xmodmap command does not 'take'. I use my .Xmodmap to switch the CAPSLOCK and CTRL keys. I have worked around the problem by renaming 80ubuntu-xmodmap to 999ubuntu-xmodmap in /etc/X11/Xsession.d
=>root at vma-sorr3:/etc/X11/Xsession.d# dpkg -S 80ubuntu-xmodmap 
=>kdebase-bin: /etc/X11/Xsession.d/80ubuntu-xmodmap
=>root at vma-sorr3:/etc/X11/Xsession.d#
=>Please let me know if I can provide more info.

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