Strange laptop key board problem making me mad.

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Tue Feb 19 12:44:17 UTC 2008

2008/2/19, Luís Silva <lacsilva at>:
> Hi!
> > 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!
> It seems tome that only OOffice is picking up a local configuration that
> should be global. Try to reconfigure Xorg:
> sudo dpkg --reconfigure xorg
> and select the US intl keyboard in there.

And also check your LANG and LC_* environment variables.

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