Anthony Campbell <a...@acampbell.org.uk> wrote on Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 06:42:32PM +0000: > On 02 Feb 2010, Joey Morris wrote: > > > > > > Did you try running the xmodmap -e e stuff at the command line in an > > > xterm? That might give you a clearer idea of what is wrong. > > > > Yes, I've done that. In fact, since this problem started, the first > > thing I do after restarting X is to run the following in an xterm to > > get the modifiers set up the way I want them: > > > > $ xmodmap -e "clear Lock" > > $ xmodmap -e "add Control = Control_L" > > > > I get no errors or warnings, and everything works fine afterwards. I > > skip the "keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L" step because it isn't > > necessary (it's the one part of my .Xmodmap that sticks around), but I > > did verify that it worked during my original troubleshooting. > > > > > I'm pretty much out of ideas, I'm afraid. I have found that the order in > which things are placed in .xinitrc can make a difference, you might try > variations there. Other than that, the only thing I can think of is to > put the above commands in a script (and perhaps call it from .xinitrc).
I've done some more research and troubleshooting, and now I'm even more confused. First, I tried using IceWM instead of blackbox since IceWM is working for you, but that didn't help. Next, I found a few threads reporting similar problems and possible workarounds. One suggested that numlockx was the culprit, which sounded promising because I had recently installed numlockx. Unfortunately, though, uninstalling it didn't help. Other posts pointed to xkbcomp. See this thread for example: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xfce-mcs-plugins/+bug/97175 I verified that xkbcomp was being executed during my X startup, but it was running before xmodmap. So while it may be related to the problem, I don't think it's the direct cause. I also verified that setxkbmap overrides my xmodmap settings, as described in http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=508767, but it appears that setxkbmap isn't being executed during my X startup. Now here is where it gets strange. Testing a workaround, I changed the xmodmap line in my .xinitrc from: /usr/bin/xmodmap $USRMODMAP to (sleep 10 && /usr/bin/xmodmap $USRMODMAP) & with the goal of delaying its execution until after the window manager had started. This way it would run after whatever had been overriding it ran. This workaround worked, but *only if* I pressed a key (any key) during that period between the window manager coming up and when xmodmap ran after the 10 second delay. If I started X and simply waited 10 seconds, the xmodmap settings did not take effect. Baffling. Does anyone have any insights about what's going on here? -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-requ...@lists.debian.org with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmas...@lists.debian.org