xkb and VT switching - please help!

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Sun Dec 3 01:20:45 PST 2006

On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 10:26:42PM -0700, Tamas Kerecsen wrote:
> I'm trying to put together an X configuration for an embedded device with a
> keyboard (Fedora-based for what it matters). I'd like to keep the ability to
> switch to the virtual text terminals (with alt-ctrl-fx) to ease debugging,
> but I would like to make it as hard as possible to trigger accidentally.
> I figured changing the key combination from alt-ctrl-fx to AltR+ControlL+Fx
> would do the trick. However, I couldn't figure out how to change the xkb
> configuration to achieve this goal. I flailed around a day or so without
> getting any closer to a solution, and I have no more time to spend on
> learning/reverse engineering xkb. Could someone who already knows xkb help
> me out?

Create a new type called ALTR+CTRLL or whatever (in the types/
directory), and then change Fx to be of that type, rather than CTRL+ALT.

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