xfce4 startup appears to override my xmodmap keyboard settings

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Mon Feb 8 18:32:54 CET 2010

On Sun, Feb 07, 2010 at 04:21:46PM -0700, David Mohr wrote:
> 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.
> Search the list archives, there has been discussion about this before.
Er, *how* do I search the archives?  There appears to be no search
function at http://foo-projects.org/pipermail/xfce/.

Chris Green

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