Strange laptop key board problem making me mad.

Bas Roufs basroufs at
Sun Feb 17 23:12:50 UTC 2008

Hello everybody

At my desktop, I work very well with the key board ´ US Intl´  and a
compose key (the left win key in my case): througout the system, with
all applications. Until a few days ago, I had exactly the same
settings at the laptop. At both machines, I work with Kubuntu 7.10.
But because of some mistake I cannot reconstruct any more, the
settings there changed - to the effect that I could not compose any
accented characters there any more. So far, I managed to solve this
problem ONLY partly. I went to system settings > regional/ language>
key board. There I chose again ´US´  and the ´ intl.´  variant. At the
tab XKB settings, I chose again for the left WIN key as compose key.
These changes ONLY effect OPEN OFFICE.ORG. All the other applications/
software programs only work with ´US Basic´ instead of ´US Intl´ with
the compose key. This simply makes me mad.

I also followed exactly the same procedures as a root user: no extra
result whatsoever. So, I still have only accented characters in This is simply not acceptable for me. Please,
please... help me to get back US Intl. and the compose key throughout
the whole system.

Thank you very much!



Bas G. Roufs M.A.
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NL-3514 VT  Utrecht
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