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Xmodmap on startup in fedora 21

asked 2015-04-09 16:14:51 -0500

Maxon gravatar image

I have custom key mappings in ~/.Xmodmap.

I have tried executing xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap without success in

  • .xinitrx
  • .xsession
  • /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
  • shell script in ~/.config/autostart/

The current Fedora documentation doesn't seem to cover this. The examples from Arch (which has really good docs) don't work.

Is this seriously such a rare use case?

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answered 2015-04-10 01:34:53 -0500

masteroman gravatar image

Are you using Gnome? If so, have you tried binding your custom key mappings in Gnome control center via "Keyboard" option?

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Yes I am using Gnome. I cannot find any options to bind custom keys in the Keyboard settings. I can only change to another layout. Do I have to create a completely new layout for this to work? If so.. how would I go about and do it?

Maxon gravatar imageMaxon ( 2015-04-10 03:11:49 -0500 )edit

Option should be under Keyboard > Shortcuts, you just need to define your custom shortcut.

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2015-04-11 06:16:07 -0500 )edit

I don't want to add a shortcut. I want to change my keyboard mapping.. as in make key a output b.

Maxon gravatar imageMaxon ( 2015-04-11 12:11:22 -0500 )edit

oh, sorry, I misunderstood you. :-/

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2015-04-11 13:34:39 -0500 )edit

This is a known bug in GNOME.

What remapping do you want to do exactly? you can probably use a custom udev hwdb file to achieve that remapping on a very low level, i.e. that remapping will take effect for all users and in virtual terminals too.

Ahmad Samir gravatar imageAhmad Samir ( 2015-04-12 10:54:00 -0500 )edit

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