[lug] xmodmap and the modern world
riddochc at gmail.com
Sat Aug 7 23:03:33 MDT 2010
For years now, I've had some shell functions, named asdf and aoeu, to
switch between qwerty and dvorak+swap-capslock-and-control, that make
use of xmodmap. While I don't use the keyboard nearly as much as I
used to, I do like this setup.
In a recent upgrade, xmodmap just doesn't behave properly. My 'scroll
down' and 'end' keys don't work. This is apparently typical, and
My google-fu is apparently only strong enough to tell me how to change
the keyboard setting to and from dvorak, but not how do so while also
getting the caps lock/control swap happening too, and only by editing
xorg.conf (which I'd prefer not to have to do...)
Asking other people to open a terminal and type what would be 'asdf'
is still easier than asking them to learn dvorak, or to use my funky
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