xfce4 startup appears to override my xmodmap keyboard settings

David Mohr squisher at xfce.org
Mon Feb 8 00:21:46 CET 2010

On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 7:15 AM, Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> I have a .Xmodmap file which sets up the Compose key and some mouse
> button changes.
> Both xfce *and* gdm run 'xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap' for me which is a bit
> redundant but no harm really.  However *only* the mouse settings
> survive through the rest of X initialisation, the Compose key set-up
> for my keyboard is lost.
> I have checked pretty carfully and xmodmap is definitely being run (I
> have added echo output at the appropriate places and it appears in
> .xsession-errors, I used to get an xmodmap warning too).  Anyway my
> mouse settings *are* being done so that confirms it's run.
> If I run 'xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap' in a terminal window once X is up and
> running I get the keyboard setting I want, so the .Xmodmap file is OK.
> My *guess* is that xfce is doing its own keyboard set-up after xmodmap
> is run and overrides the Compose key setting I want.  Is this a bug or
> should I be setting up the Compose key somewhere in the xfce4
> configuration?
> For the moment I'm running 'xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap' with a 20 second delay
> from my .xprofile, this works but feels like a bit of a bodge.

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