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Re: hyper key help

It has been ages since I messed with xmodemap. But two thing I notice, "Hyper_L" is still bound to "mod4" and your reassignment uses an upper case "M".  

I forget if xmodmap instructions are case sensitive, but it would likely take less time to try the change than to look it up. Try changing "add Mod3 = Hyper_L" line to "add mod3 = Hyper_L"
 Secone, I wonder if you have to clear the assigment of Hyper_L to mod4 before the reassignment to mod3 will take?

Perhaps try clearing mod4, then adding back only the ones you want there, excluding Hyper_L?

Again, I have not delt with xmodmap in years, I'm just making guesses.


On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 6:43 AM, T. V. Raman <tv.raman.tv@gmail.com> wrote:
Sorry to hear about the gnome3 pains -- afraid I cant help much
-- I completely eliminated gnome and just run stumpwm as a tiling
window manager, with Emacs in one window and Chrome/ChromeVox in
the other.
>>>>> "Robert" == Robert D Crawford <robdcraw@gmail.com> writes:
    Robert> Hello all, I am at a loss as to how to proceed and
    Robert> I'm hoping someone can assist.
    Robert> I'm trying to give GNOME 3 a chance on my new
    Robert> install. It makes use of the Super key, so I thought
    Robert> I would assign hyper to be my "emacs" key. I've used
    Robert> this .Xmodmap file:
    Robert> ! No Caps Lock clear lock keycode 66 = Hyper_L !
    Robert> keysym Caps_Lock = Hyper_L clear mod3 add Mod3 =
    Robert> Hyper_L
    Robert> and the result, according to xmodmap is:
    Robert> rdc@e6410:~$ xmodmap xmodmap: up to 4 keys per
    Robert> modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):
    Robert> shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Hyper_L
    Robert> (0x42) control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x69)
    Robert> mod1 Alt_L (0x40), Alt_R (0x6c), Meta_L (0xcd) mod2
    Robert> Num_Lock (0x4d) mod3 mod4 Super_L (0x85), Super_R
    Robert> (0x86), Super_L (0xce), Hyper_L (0xcf) mod5
    Robert> ISO_Level3_Shift (0x5c), Mode_switch (0xcb)
    Robert> rdc@e6410:~$
    Robert> but emacs still thinks it is a super key, giving me
    Robert> the response "Cap x is bound to self-insert
    Robert> character." The lock is gone, but nothing else. In
    Robert> addition, why is the mod3 line blank? Any ideas?
    Robert> Concerning GNOME 3, I'm not terribly impressed. I
    Robert> make use of the magnifier and the one baked into
    Robert> gnome shell is shite. The movement is not smooth at
    Robert> all and if I try to change the shortcut it only
    Robert> rarely works. When I don't change the shortcut
    Robert> sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I can't
    Robert> seem to figure out in what instances it doesn't work,
    Robert> so I can't really request help, but I might try. I
    Robert> was a long-time user of compiz and the magnification
    Robert> was infinitely smoother and more configurable. I
    Robert> would have hoped that by the 5th release of gnome
    Robert> shell it would have been at least comparable. Alas,
    Robert> it is not so. My next step, I think, is to install
    Robert> XFCE and compiz.
    Robert> Sorry for the rant, but thanks for listening.
    Robert> Best regards, rdc -- Robert D. Crawford
    Robert> robdcraw@gmail.com
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