Non US-Keyboard problem

Alexander Gottwald
Mon Apr 26 14:48:00 GMT 2004

On Mon, 26 Apr 2004, Rado Rethmann wrote:

> Hi,
> I've installed the latest XFREE86 (4.3.0-2) and xorg-Base ( on my 
> XP-machine.
> I customized the XWin line in startxwin.bat to:

uninstall the XFree86 packages. They are superseeded by the xorg packages.

> run XWin -multiwindow -clipboard -xkbrules xfree86 -xkbmodel logicordless 
> -xkblayout "de,us" -xkboptions "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
> When I run XWin, I do not get the german keyboard, no üöä (ue/oe/ae), what 
> I will get is \374\366\344 instead.

This sounds like the bash umlaut problem. Check the faq on			

> When shifting to the US-layout I get the correct [;' chars.
> In neither layout I can use the cursor keys, they end up in 2D2C2A2B 
> (left/right/up/down).

Is numlock activated? This may conflict with the cursor keys.

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