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Troubleshooting and some Xmodmap tips

5. Troubleshooting and some Xmodmap tips

5.1. Troubleshooting

Get the newest Linux distribution. Mandrake 8.1 or RedHat 7.2 work fantastically with regard to internationalization (which could not be said about the previous distributions). If locales are not installed, you must install them. The GNU C Library comes with a locale database, which you should have on your system. Upgrade your glibc. Troubleshooting of older versions of XFree or KDE is insignificant in my opinion, as the systems get better and better and people install newer versions.

Use the command:

locale -a

to see all the locales.

5.2. Tips

If you want to list the current keymap table, issue the command: xmodmap -pk | more

The xkeycaps program is a sort of graphical front-end for xmodmap. Start it and see which numbers mean which keycode.

To make the mouse buttons left-handed, use a command: xmodmap -e "pointer = 3 2 1"

To remove the CapsLock and change it to a control key, write this in your Xmodmap file:

remove Lock = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L add Control = Control_L