MakBook Keyboard

Gabriel gabrielvc at
Sun Oct 7 21:43:42 UTC 2007

I still need some help, guys. Does anybody knows whether the keyboard
modifier section of kde is broken, or how to switch two modifiers (say
control and win keys)?

> I have a MacBook core 2 duo, on which I am running Kubuntu. This laptops
> come with just one control key, and two Apple (or win) keys, located at
> both
> sides of the space bar. I write in spanish, so I configured kbd, through
> kcontrol, to allow me to switch between keyboard layouts.
> The problem is that I would like to switch the position of control and
> Apple
> keys, but it has been impossible:
> 1. xmodmap wont work, since kbd overrides the position of the modifier
> keys
> 2. kcontrol section option "use mac modifiers" changes the behaviour of
> the
> shortcuts, but when I reboot the system the position of control and apple
> goes back to the old one.
> 3. xkb options does not allow the switch, as far as I have digged into the
> (very confusing) documentation of it.
> Please help me. It is really annoying, specially when I am using emacs, to
> lack two control keys, and have the only one available so far away from
> the
> position of my thumbs!
> --
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