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My return key is physically dead.

I'm running xubuntu. I am able to remap the AltGr to return using xmodmap. However when I reload xmodmap, either via shell or automatically during boot, it will hang for 5 minutes. This is a known issue with xfce and xmodmap.

So how would I use xkb to map altgr to return?

(or how would I stop altgr hanging for so long?)

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I can use xkbcomp to swap the keys around, but I can't make the changes persistent. – rhlee May 1 '12 at 18:25
if xkbcomp works, you could put it in xinit? – Chris2048 May 1 '12 at 21:30
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The xmodmap program works fine for me under Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 when I give it my own map file, but it does hang like you mentioned when I run it under Fedora 20. The solution I did was to run the following:

xmodmap -e "insert your keycode mapping here"

You basically call xmodmap for each individual keycode you wish to modify. It's somewhat of a cumbersome workaround, but it does work.

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that being said, new keyboards are pretty cheap. – gonzobrains Jan 23 '15 at 19:01

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