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I am running Ubuntu 16.10 on a MacbookPro and keys 49 and 94 are inverted... I resolved this problem with xmodmap, but this won't apply permanently. After some research I found xmodmap is no longuer use by Ubuntu but xkb instead. So I searched in the configuration of xkb and I found in the config file /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/macintosh this lines :

xkb_keycodes "badmap" {
    <TLDE> =  94;
    <LSGT> =  49;
};

xkb_keycodes "goodmap" {
    <TLDE> =  49;
    <LSGT> =  94;
};

This is exactly my problem, this two keys are inverted. So I wondering if I can't change my layout configuration with the param badmap.


The ouput of setxkbmap -query -v 10

Setting verbose level to 10
locale is C
Trying to load rules file ./rules/evdev...
Trying to load rules file /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev...
Success.
Applied rules from evdev:
rules:      evdev
model:      pc105
layout:     fr,fr,us
variant:    mac,oss,
Trying to build keymap using the following components:
keycodes:   evdev+aliases(azerty)
types:      complete
compat:     complete
symbols:    pc+fr(mac)+fr(oss):2+us:3+inet(evdev)
geometry:   pc(pc105)
rules:      evdev
model:      pc105
layout:     fr,fr,us
variant:    mac,oss,
  • First: Do you know that your keyboard model is set correctly? – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Oct 30 '16 at 19:14
  • I think the keyboard layout is wrong, because when I switch in a different language layout like French, Swenden, etc I've got the same problem even if I select a no Macintosh layout. – Zagonine Oct 30 '16 at 19:24
  • No, I was talking about the model. Can you please run the command setxkbmap -query -v 10 and show us the output by editing your question. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Oct 30 '16 at 19:37
  • I have edited the question. – Zagonine Oct 30 '16 at 20:28
  • I gave this a new try: Wrote a new answer and deleted the old one. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Nov 3 '16 at 1:42
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I accidentally stumbled upon this patch, which led me to the solution:

Open /etc/default/keyboard for editing and set:

XKBOPTIONS="apple:badmap"

At next reboot those keys will be switched.

  • Big thanks to you ! This is exactly what I am looking for ! This solved my problem. Thank you ! – Zagonine Nov 28 '16 at 19:22

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