FAQ#29

Why don't my grabs work with xyz keyboard layout?

Added by Christoph Kappel almost 6 years ago.

Category: Keys Difficulty: Difficulty4
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Answer

Actually, I have no idea why setting the keyboard layout in your xorg.conf isn't suffucient, but apparently you need to call setxkbmap in one of your startup files to set the keymap. My suggestion is to use the ~/.xinitrc, because it is perfectly suited to setup Xorg and usually read.

Just add something like this to your ~/.xinitrc before you start subtle:

setxkbmap -layout 'de(nodeadkeys)'

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