[xmonad] Further xmodmap and numlock woes

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 15:59:31 CET 2013

On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Marshall Lochbaum <mwlochbaum at gmail.com>wrote:

> I have never really understood xmodmap, and I suspect it's broken in a
> few ways. You can probably fix your problem by moving numlock to a
> different keysym, like this:

Sort of broken. The problem is that modern X servers don't actually use
xmodmap; they use Xkb, and that has certain modifiers "baked in" to its
keymaps (notably caps and num lock) and you can only reliably alter that by
rewriting the Xkb mappings.

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