Debian :: Multimedia Keys And Non-cyclic Switching Off Keyboard Layouts

Nov 9, 2015

After installing Debian 8.2 I tested my multimedia keys and they all are correctly detected by xev and works as expected. Then I start to configure my keyboard. I need to use three keyboard layouts EN, UA and RU. By default I can switch between them using selected keyboard shortcut with following pattern: en→ua→ru→en→ua... But I want to switch layouts independently, using different keys for each layout, for example: qWCapsLock — enable EN layoutShift+CapsLock — enable UA layoutCtrl+CapsLock — enable RU layoutAfter googling and reading different forums I come to following solution (here is documents and discussion in russian). Create files

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default partial xkb_compatibility "default"  {
   interpret Mae_Koho {
       action= LockGroup(group=3);
   interpret Zen_Koho {

This works perfectly, but all multimedia keys now not recognized by xev and as result they does not work. I know that I can use xmodmap to map keys, but maybe same result can be achieved by fixing some of the newly created files or setxkbmap+xkbcomp command listed above.

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General :: Non Cyclic Switching Between Keyboard Layouts

Feb 14, 2010

I have three keyboard layouts: en, ru and ua. Now I switch between layouts by pressing Ctrl+Shift (en->ru->ua->en->ru...). Here is part of my xorg.conf

Option "XkbRules""xorg"
Option "XkbModel""pc101"
Option "XkbLayout""us,ru,ua(winkeys)"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:ctrl_shift_toggle,lv3:none,ctrl:caps,grp_led:scroll,caps:internal,compose:ralt"

I want to setup non cyclic switching with next sheme:
CapsLock - switch to en
CapsLock+Shift - switch to ru
CapsLock+Ctrl - switch to ua

I've read an xkb manuals and some articles about it but can't understand how I can setup xkb for non cyclic switching.

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Feb 21, 2015

I cannot get to type in romanian letters (just a standard US keyboard layout that has those letters mapped to the puctuation keys next to Enter) when switching from US to RO. Here's what I have in /etc/default/keyboard:

Code: Select allXKBMODEL="pc104"

I can switch between the layouts, as fbxkb indicates, but instead of being able to type in the said letters, I get the punctuation marks you would normally get on a US keyboard.Yes, I have restarted after configuring the file mentioned above, and yes, I was able to use this layout properly on my last CrunchBang install (which I had to wipe and reinstall unfortunately).I'm on CrunchBang Linux, with Debian unstable repos.

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I had debian 7 with GNOM,XFCE and LXDE woking fine. After I upgraded it to debian 8 (the DE mentioned also upgraded to e newer versions) I started having problems with switching between US and RU keyboard layouts. It now behaves as if I have two US layouts and one RU, so when I press CTRL+SHIFT several times the layout changes as follows: US-RU-US-US-RU-US-US-RU etc.

This happens in all the three DEs installed. If I exit a DE using CTRL+ALT+F1 to the command line the layout switches normally. So I guess something wrons is with DEs.

My /etc/default/keyboard file reads as follows:

Code: Select allXKBLAYOUT="us,ru"

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Nov 17, 2009

In Fedora 11 I cannot switch keyboard layouts between English-Russian-Ukrainian when using window managers other than Gnome/Metacity/Openbox. However, I can see my custom "us,ru,ua" layout in GDM. My "/etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-keymap.fdi" file is as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> <!-- -*- SGML -*- -->
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
<match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.keymap">
<append key="info.callouts.add" type="strlist">hal-setup-keymap</append>

<match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.keys">
<merge key="input.xkb.rules" type="string">base</merge>
<!-- If we're using Linux, we use evdev by default (falling back to keyboard otherwise). -->
<merge key="input.xkb.model" type="string">keyboard</merge>
<match key="/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/" string="Linux">
<merge key="input.xkb.model" type="string">evdev</merge>

<merge key="input.xkb.layout" type="string">us,ru,ua</merge>
<!-- <merge key="input.xkb.variant" type="string">,,winkeys</merge> -->
<merge key="input.xkb.options" type="string">grp:ctrl_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll</merge>

The file "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard" is
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Nov 1, 2015

I had composed about 4 meticulous paragraphs and when I went to submit it all, the forum had logged me out and all the entire post got blown away. Don't have the time to do it again. Hope the abbreviated version makes sense.

Trying to write scripts to change keyboards on the fly (my wife is a luddite and either I automate it or she won't use the machine.)

Wrote a file named "ChangeKeyboardToUS" which reads

# Change keyboard layout to standard US
chmod 755 setxkbmap us intl

All that syntax is as per [URL] ....

I put that file into my local bin (home/bj/bin) and in terminal add that to my path with the command:

export PATH=$PATH:/home/bj/bin.

When I run the script in a terminal (by typing "ChangeKeyboardToUS" I get "Permission Denied". Even running it as su, still get the same response.

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Jul 23, 2014

Yesterday something has happened with power supply, so 2 of 3 PCs has shut down. And now my debian pc doesn't respond to multimedia (volume to be precise) keys, leds also doesn't work. Other keys are fine. Tried xev, but it doesn't respond to multimedia keys either. I have dual boot with Win7 on this machine, and it works fine with multimedia keys.

I believe this is a clue:

Code: Select all[   22.324109] generic-usb: probe of 0003:04D9:1702.0004 failed with error -110

uname -a:
Code: Select allLinux sharlin 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u1 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Code: Select all[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
[    0.000000] Linux version 3.2.0-4-amd64 ( (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-14) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u1
[    0.000000] Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-amd64 root=UUID=57fa72ea-ce79-4da0-a74d-2ffee8573437 ro quiet
[    0.000000] BIOS-provided physical RAM map:

[Code] ....

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I am now doing just about all my work in Weakdows due to this retarded issue. I'm flabbergasted that not only is a function so crucial so limited, but in addition nobody seems to give a rat's ass about it. If you're not familiar with the issue, just go ahead and try configuring more than four keyboard layouts. If you can, tell me what distribution you're using and we'll be good, but I believe there's something that changed about the central X service which provides for layout changing which prevents it.

I'm a linguist and it's important for me to be able to type in English - on Dvorak and Qwerty - German, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Japanese and whatever else I need to at any given time. I'm not the only person who does this, and a significant number of us like to be able to control our computers, which is why we use Linux. So it's clear to me that whoever made the decision to put this restriction on keyboard functionality just wasn't thinking at all.

Does anyone know of a *nix that can handle configuring more than four keyboard layouts? Is there even a hack that will allow me to get around this issue? I had thought about creating a script to swap the config file so I'd at least be able to access multiple configurations of 4 keyboards easily, but between not knowing where that config file is and being pretty bad at bash I never pursued it.

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I got Sun Type 5 Unix keyboard which uses mindin-8 connector, attached to a PC through a special adapter which converts it to USB. The keyboard's distinctive features are Control key in the middle row (swapped with Caps Lock which makes it a Unix layout - much more comfortable for the pinky) plus a whole bunch of extra Sun keys, including such useful ones as "Copy", "Paste", and volume control. (Sun Type 5 keyboard has very good feeling to its keys, much better than Type 7 one).Those extra keys work as expected with this adapter in Gnome on OpenIndiana (OpenSolaris previously), but aren't supported out of the box on Debian. Looking around I didn't find any good up to date tutorial how to enable them on Debian or any other Linux. Did anyone try to do it?

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I have a keyboard with a hardcoded dvorak layout. It makes things easy (I don't have to set a keyboard layout), but I'm considering switching to programmer dvorak because of the amount of programming which I do. My question is this: If I set the keyboard layout in the OS to programmer dvorak, will it cause problems with my native dvorak keyboard? In other words, do the keyboard layouts in the OS assume that the original keyboard layout is qwerty and then shift keys around accordingly?

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Jun 15, 2010

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 on my Macbook Pro 3,1. I would like it if there was an option in Preferences > Keyboard > Layouts > Options that if selected would swap the Ctrl and Command keys around so that those keys would behave like they do in Mac OS. On the macbook pro the keys go fn, ctrl, alt, command, space etc. and it's really much easier to use command (with your thumb) + z/x/c/v/b/w/q/r/a etc. than it is to use ctrl (with your little finger). If your keys are in the same order as mine, try it. I'm sure you'll find it downright awkward using your little finger for ctrl. You might think that I'm just not used to it but that's not it.

I was used to using ctrl for years and when I started using my macbook pro I was astounded by how much easier it is to use command. In Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 on my mac I was able to remap the keys with xmodmap but while with 10.04 the keys are remapped according to xev it has no effect on their behaviour. I can't imagine adding one more option to the list would be that hard. I have learned how to code in the past but it has been years and years and wouldn't have the first clue where to start in Linux. How I can find and contact the developers of this part of GNOME so that I can make the request?

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Level 1 24/7 support : team in US with a Qwerty keyboard

Of course there's commands like sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup but this one affects the whole system. I've searched quite a lot on how to change the keyboard layout for one person only, but it always relates to the Gnome interface. So I'd like to know if you knew a way to locally change the keyboard layout, only the SSH connection of the user? Maybe in the startup scripts of the bash session, or even better, when the user types his user login (so it detects his language and automatically switches to the right keyboard).

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I'm using Xubuntu 11.04. I used to use two keyboard layouts, English and German. I switched between the two using the "Keyboard Layouts" XFCE panel item. And all was good. But I recently tried to add Russian to the options, and then things went awry. When I click on the keyboard layout, a dropdown box opens with the three options, but whenever I click on Russian, the icon doesn't change and neither does the keyboard layout. German works fine. When I deleted German from the options, I was able to switch to the Russian flag, but the layout switched to German. No matter how much I fiddle with it, I can never get a Russian layout. Perhaps I'm missing something required for Cyrillic characters?

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How do I download additional keyboard layouts? Is it possible? It's a HP KU-0316 model (Brazilian Version).

By the way, it's an english installation with a Brazilian keyboard. Does it have some effect in the problem I'm describing or shouldn't matter?

If it's not possible to download this keyboard layout, can I at least try to use an utility to "map" my failing keys?

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I'm running Debian Testing and it was last updated a few days ago (02/05/2015). I've tested the keyboard using Ubuntu 14.04 live cd and it worked flawlessly even hitting Numlock & Capslock didn't stop it.

If I run btmon to monitor the keyboard it shows that after I've hit capslock or numlock it still sends signals to the computer. So there is information being sent to the computer but these characters do not make themselves to my application. I'm just testing with a terminal window.

Here is the output from btmon whilst the keyboard is connected and working:

Hitting the 'a' character
a> ACL Data RX: Handle 35 flags 0x02 dlen 14 [hci0] 16.769645
Channel: 65 len 10 [PSM 19 mode 0] {chan 1}
a1 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ..........

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Here are the versions of software I'm using;

Code: Select allbluetooth                                                   5.23-2                                          all          Bluetooth support
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I have added a Latvian keyboard layout to my Ubuntu 9.10 system (Russian as the system language). I cannot type Latvian letters with diacritical marks. I chose an apostrophe-based keyboard layout, so that I get the letter I need by pressing an apostrophe before. For example, to get ā, I would press 'a.The problem is, when I press ' followed by a letter or space bar, nothing appears on the screen. I continue typing as normal, but each time I press an apostrophe, the next character I press displays nothing on the screen. I have tried installing a Latvian language pack through System -> Administration -> Language Support. It was generally a useful addition. But it did not solve the problem. I still could not type Latvian. After that, I tried removing the Latvian layout from settings and adding it again. It did not help. I tried removing the layout, restarting my computer, and adding the layout back. The problem was not resolved.

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