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Thread: Custom keyboard layout asciitilde does not work

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    Default Custom keyboard layout asciitilde does not work

    Hi,

    I have swapped backspace key with ` (grave) key. So I added a layout in the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us with the following lines:

    key <TLDE> { [ BackSpace, BackSpace, BackSpace, BackSpace ] };
    key <BKSP> { [ grave, asciitilde, dead_tilde, asciitilde ] };

    Now the backspace and grave work well, but when I press shift + grave (previously backspace key), I get grave, not asciitilde.

    This is strange because I tried the same thing (with the same us file) with Chakra linux and it worked without any problem.

    Where should I look for?

    Thank you,
    -Joon
    Dell Precision T7500 | Nvidia | 12GB Ram | openSUSE 12.1 x86-64 | Gnome 3.2

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    Default Re: Custom keyboard layout asciitilde does not work

    I reconfigured several keys successfully a few months back and wish I could remember all the steps now to give more help. But I do remember that it wasn't as simple as what you did but involved writing a new ".Xmodmap" file. Best to do a google for "xmodmap"...
    Günter

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    Default Re: Custom keyboard layout asciitilde does not work

    Thanks for the reply. The thing is, as I said in my post, that it works without any problem in Chakra linux. Also I remember it worked in openSUSE 11.3. So it seems there is a bug regarding this.

    -Joon
    Dell Precision T7500 | Nvidia | 12GB Ram | openSUSE 12.1 x86-64 | Gnome 3.2

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