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basic keyboard annoyance

Posted on 2004-10-10
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I'm using Mandrake 10, downloaded version.
there are certain keys that when used, I have to press the space bar after them to get them to show up, or else they put an accent above letters if they are applicable to them. How can I turn this off?
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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You are facing the "dead key problem". This page has more information: http://wauug.erols.com/~balsa/linux/deadkeys/
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You can turn off dead keys in your X11 configuration file:

Add the "nodeadkeys" variant to the keyboard section in /etc/X11/XF86Config:

Section "Keyboard"
   Protocol        "Standard"
   XkbRules        "xfree86"
   XkbModel        "pc101"
   XkbLayout       "xx"
   XkbVariant      "nodeadkeys"
EndSection
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by:ignusb
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Err, I can't change the file... how do I get root privilage for my username? I already know the password...
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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su
Then enter the root password.
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