Keyboard strangeness in Gnome

Michael sieverfrisch at
Sat Sep 22 14:19:28 UTC 2007

SteVe Cook wrote:
> Michael wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I´m running Feisty, and despite installing 7.04 with an Ubuntu disk
>> have otherwise been using KDE pretty much exclusively.
>> Today I booted into Gnome, and made the necessary adjustment in 
>> Preferences > Keyboard for my current layout -- Generic 105-key
>> (Intl) PC/United Kingdom International (with dead keys).
>> However, I now find that apparently without any additional
>> adjustments, the Tilda and Circumflex keys need to be pressed twice
>> to register their character. Likewise  the Single and Double-quote
>> keys, which instead register a slanted single-quote mark and an
>> umlaut respectively.
>> Presumably this is part of a system to facilitate accented
>> characters, but how do I turn it off ;) ?
>> Regards,
>> Michael
> I had this and had to edit xorg.conf to overcome it
> Section "InputDevice"
>   	Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
>   	Driver "kbd"
>   	Option "CoreKeyboard"
>   	Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
>   	Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
>   	Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
> EndSection
> SteVe

Thanks! I'd received a prompt about the X and Gnome keyboard
configurations being mis-matched on first booting into it, but fatally 
assumed that by selecting the Gnome option I could then make the 
necessary alterations via Preferences > Keyboard.

Funnily enough, now that I've stretched it to a size that's actually
legible, the "United Kingdom International" keymap illustrated in the 
dialogue doesn't seem to bear that much resemblance to a standard UK 



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