Xnest and keyboard layout

Alexander Gottwald alexander.gottwald@s1999.tu-chemnitz.de
Mon Oct 4 10:53:00 GMT 2004

On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, Ariel Burbaickij wrote:

> Hello Alexander,
> thank you for as usual prompt and to the point
> answer.
> > it is configured either via a strange commandline
> > parameter -xkbmap or after start you can just
> > call "setxkbmap layoutcode" in xnest to set the
> > layout
> How can I find out what is the code of the layout
> currently enabled in host X server?

setxkbmap.exe -v
This will print the last xkb settings.

$ setxkbmap.exe -v
Trying to build keymap using the following components:
keycodes:   xfree86+aliases(qwertz)
types:      complete
compat:     complete
symbols:    pc/pc(pc105)+pc/de(nodeadkeys)
geometry:   pc(pc105)

important is the entry symbols:
      ^^^^^     ^^ ^^^^^^^^^^
      model layout   variant

to set this layout:
setxkbmap -model pc105 -variant nodeadkeys de

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