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Date:      Sun, 5 Aug 2007 16:51:18 -0500
From:      Novembre <>
Subject:   keyboard layout change in Xorg 7.2
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On 8/4/07, Novembre <> wrote:
> I have Xfce 4.4.1_1 on top of 7.2 running on FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASEinstalled on a Pentium III-S
> 1.4GHz machine.
> The problem is that the ALT keys are not working when using XkbLayout
> option in xorg.conf when I put the following lines in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
> Option     "XkbLayout"     "us,ir"
> Option     "XkbOptions"    "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
> With these options, single ALT keys do not work, and I mean not just in
> changing the keyboard layout, but anywhere! For example, ALT-TAB which
> should change the current window does not work anymore. I have found out
> that in this case, i.e. using XkbLayout option, if I press both ALT keys
> at the same time, it'll do work! So, LEFTALT-RIGHTALT-TAB changes the
> current window, and LEFTALT-RIGHTALT-SHIFT changes the layout. I have no
> idea why, and I see no reason why, since I told X that the layout needs to
> be changed when I press only ONE of the ALT keys (and I have not mentioned
> which one, so both should be okay) and the SHIFT key. It's very troublesome,
> and I don't want to hold down both ALTs instead of just one of them. The
> same setting used to work when I was using Xfce 4.2 on top of 6.9.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks a lot

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