[Mageia-discuss] How can I define a Hebrew/Latin layout + Compose Key in Mageia Cauldron?

Shlomi Fish shlomif at shlomifish.org
Tue Aug 23 15:51:51 CEST 2011

Hi all,

this script gives me the Xkb layout that I need:


# setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll -variant
",phonetic," 'us,ru,il'

setxkbmap \
    -option "" \
    -option "compose:ralt,grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"  \
    -variant ",lyx" \

Now, I have this in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard:


But the compose key is not configured using this by default (on X startup). I'm
on Mageia Linux Cauldron (what will be Mageia 2).

I used to be able to define the keyboard layout using directives
in /etc/X11/xorg.conf but it no longer appears to work.

How can I define everything I need by editing /etc/sysconfig/keyboard (or
any other appropriate files under /etc )?


	Shlomi Fish

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