xkb and VT switching - please help!

Tamas Kerecsen kerecsen at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 18:43:19 PST 2006

Here is where I am:

I added the following to types/pc:
 type "OTHER" {
        modifiers = Control_R+Alt_L;
        map[none] = Level1; // commenting this out didn't make a difference
        map[Control_R] = Level1; //nor this
        map[Alt_L] = Level1; // nor this
        map[Control_R+Alt_L] = Level2;
        level_name[Level1] = "Base";
        level_name[Level2] = "CtrlR+AltL"; // I also tried Ctrl-Alt, to no

I changed symbols/pc/pc to say:
   key <FK03> {
        symbols[Group1]= [ F3,  XF86_Switch_VT_3 ]

symbols/pc/pc seems to already have Control_R and Alt_L defined for pc105
keyboards, so I didn't change those. (well, I tried, but that only made
things worse).

Then I ran X:
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
(**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
(**) XKB: model: "pc105"
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"
(**) XKB: layout: "us"

It didn't work (none of the alts, controls and F3 do anything with this

Is there a way to at least debug what goes on in that simple little brain of

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