disappeared after update – the xkb rules

hi folks!

after a normal apt-get update && apt-get upgrade here at my lenovo T61p i was a little bit annoyed, because the back button for browsing doesn’t worked anymore. so, i have had to look after this xkb rules again … i remembered that there was a wiki for my laptop. there i found this:

To enable the back, forward, and the menu keys you’ll need to teach XKB what they are.

  • Check the XkbLayout option (under InputDevice) in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to determine which keyboard layout Ubuntu is using (I’ll use ‘us’ for the example).
  • Navigate to /etc/X11/xkb/symbols and, as root, open the appropriate layout file (as determined above) in your favorite editor.
$ cd /etc/X11/xkb/symbols
$ sudo vim de
  • In the xkb_symbols “basic” section after the name[Group1]= “x”; (where x is a country name, or similar) line add the following:
key <I63> {         [ Menu           ]       };
key <I69> {         [ XF86Forward    ]       };
key <I6A> {         [ XF86Back       ]       };
  • Now log out and back in and all three of the buttons should function.

no sooner said than done, everything is fine again.

so long, and thanks for all the fish!

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