Bug 463 - [XKB] Pipe-key not working under xorg with German layout
Summary: [XKB] Pipe-key not working under xorg with German layout
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Input/Keyboard (show other bugs)
Version: 6.7.0
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: low major
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2004-04-13 07:49 UTC by Andre Hessling
Modified: 2005-01-08 20:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Andre Hessling 2004-04-13 07:49:40 UTC
I am using a Gentoo system with KEYMAP=de-latin1-nodeadkeys in the console.
The pipe key (in Germany in the left of "y") is not working under X but in a
console it's working fine.
But every other key makes no problem [@ (at), € (euro) and umlauts].

My xorg.conf lines:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "keyboard"
        Option      "XkbRules" "xorg" (I tried xfree86)
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc102" (I tried pc101, 104 and 105)
        Option      "XkbLayout" "de"
Comment 1 Björgvin Ragnarsson 2004-04-19 11:32:25 UTC
I have the same problem with these lines in xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard1"
    Driver      "keyboard"
    Option      "AutoRepeat"    "500 5"
    Option      "XkbModel"      "pc105"
    Option      "XkbLayout"     "is"

but the problem only occures in KDE (using version 3.2.0) and selecting
Icelandic keyboard layout in Kxkb.

here to explain a bit:

Running xterm in fluxbox: the <>| key works.
Running xterm in KDE with US layout in Kxkb: the <>| key works.
Running xterm in KDE with Icelandic/German/Swedish layout in Kxkb: the <>| key
doesn't work.

I'm not sure if this is KDE or Xorg bug, but everything worked fine before in
XFree86 4.3.0.
Comment 2 Björgvin Ragnarsson 2004-05-17 09:58:56 UTC
I found out how to solve the problem, by using 102 key layout instead of a 104 one:
$ setxkbmap -model pc102 -layout is -variant basic

Still.. the pipe key worked before using the "-model pc104" settings with
setxkbmap in XFree86 4.3.0. Not sure if this is a bug or a layout fix :)
Comment 3 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2005-01-09 15:25:26 UTC
I checked with the latest xkeyboard-config - it works OK for Icelanding layout,
using pc104. If it is not - feel free to reopen (be sure you took the latest

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