[Wolves] keymapping

Aquarius wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Dec 4 22:46:00 2002

Peter Oliver spoo'd forth: 
>> Ignore Peter, he's too hardcore for words,  and  listen  to  me  :)  Use 
>> xkeycaps, because it gives you  a  nice  graphical  interface  on  this, 
>> rather than pratting about with xev ;-)
>> Xkeycaps does actually do the xmodmap stuff under the covers,  but  it's 
>> a lot easier than doing it the hardcore way, in much the same  way  that 
>> apt-get is easier than using Slackware...
> Hmm, the man has a point.  If xkeycaps is bundled with your distribution 
> then use that.
> Of course, xmodmap you'll want to call from from your .xinitrc if you want
> to swap your ctrl and caps-lock keys, say.  It's a standard part of the
> X11 distribution and hence can be trusted to be available.
> In fact, you don't want to be goofing around with some GUI each time you
> use the broken-spacebar machine, so now you know how you'll want to use
> xmodmap in this case, too. 

Xkeycaps will happily output xmodmap lines which you  can  then  add  to 
your .xinitrc or .xsession or whatever, so you  get  the  best  of  both 


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