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Date:      Mon, 06 Aug 2007 16:26:13 +0200
From:      Michael Nottebrock <>
To:        Novembre <>
Subject:   Re: keyboard layout change in Xorg 7.2
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Novembre schrieb:
> 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 o=
> 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 ou=
> that in this case, i.e. using XkbLayout option, if I press both ALT key=
s at
> the same time, it'll do work! So, LEFTALT-RIGHTALT-TAB changes the curr=
> window, and LEFTALT-RIGHTALT-SHIFT changes the layout. I have no idea w=
> and I see no reason why, since I told X that the layout needs to be cha=
> when I press only ONE of the ALT keys (and I have not mentioned which o=
> 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?
>  =20
Are you running the latest version of the x11/xkeyboard-config port
(1.0_1)? The most recent update fixed a number of isses related to
keyboard layouts. (See

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