jpsa
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New Raspberry Pi Desktop keyboard issue on Acer laptop

Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:42 am

I'm running Debian with Raspberry Pi Desktop (stretch) on my Acer Aspire 5410 laptop.

I have configured the 'Windows' key as a compose key by placing
xmodmap -e "keysym Super_L = Multi_key"
in the ~/.xsessionrc file.

This has been working well for many months.

A few days ago I did some updates (apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade), and now following a reboot I have two problems...

(a) The bottom left key with '\' and '|' on it sends '<' and '>' instead. Other keys, including '#~' send the wrong thing too,

(b) The windows key activates menus, rather than functioning as a compose key.

If I use 'Preference>Mouse and Keyboard Settings>Keyboard>Keyboard Layout...', change the model to something else and press 'OK', then change it back and 'OK' again, the '\|' key resumes working properly.

If I then type 'sh .xsessionrc' to reexecute the xmodmap command, the compose key resumes working.

But following a reboot, it's all broken again.

Thanks for any ideas!

jpsa
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:22 am

Re: New Raspberry Pi Desktop keyboard issue on Acer laptop

Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:38 pm

I've found a fix (or maybe just a workround, I don't understand this stuff). I ran the

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ibus-setup
command, picked the 'Advanced' tab, and checked the 'Use system keyboard layout' box. Now everything seems to work after after a reboot.

I'll post back if I find any other problems!

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