making my xmodmap work again

Josh Triplett josh at
Mon Jul 2 23:24:46 PDT 2007

martin f krafft wrote:
> I also understand that xmodmap is deprecated and that it's
> encouraged to use xkb symbol maps instead. Is this so? If yes, what
> would be a good documentation/HOWTO to read?

I would like to know that as well.  I use the following two xmodmap hacks on
my ThinkPad T42 to unbreak the numlock key and make the Fn key on my ThinkPad
T42 serve as a Compose key, respectively:

xmodmap -e "keycode 77 = Num_Lock"
xmodmap -e "keycode 227 = Multi_key"

I'd like to know how to do this the right way.

- Josh Triplett

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