Meta Key

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Sun Jan 18 21:53:30 UTC 2009

On Sunday 18 January 2009, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Jonas Norlander <jonorland at> 
> > As default meta is the Win key on a normal PC keyboard so there must
> > be some settings you changed or you have a strange keyboard. Have you
> > checked your xorg.conf?
> Here's the relevant lines (this was all auto-generated by nvidia-xconfig):
> Section "InputDevice"
>     # generated from default
>     Identifier     "Keyboard0"
>     Driver         "kbd"
> EndSection
> Maybe I'm not using the right keyboard driver? I thought I selected
> 104 keys during the install.
> Tycho

You might want to go to a console window (not X) and issue:

dpkg-reconfigure  xserver-xorg

This will run you through a series of questions on how you want the X-server 
configured and included in those questions are a bunch about extra key 

It will ask you about some settings files that are contained <it will tell you 
where>  so you might want to move to another console session   alt-F<key>  to 
look in the directories mentioned.

I ran this about 5 times yesterday trying different keyboards because I have a 
problem with my left-arrow key (doesn't work at all) and although it didn't 
fix my problem,  nothing bad happened either.

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