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Swiss Keyboard Layout in recent xorg ("AltGr doesn't work")

It took me a while to figure out what was going on, so I hope this can be useful to someone else...

In gentoo, you need to unmerge x11-misc/xkeyboard-config and emerge x11-misc/xkbdata instead. (I have xorg-x11 7.1)

Then your keyboard section in xorg.conf needs to look like this:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "ch(fr)"
EndSection


fr_CH will not work. well, it sort of worked, but none of the AltGr combinations would work, regardless of what I tried with xmodmap, despite the keycode returned by xev being correct etc.
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akku on :

i had the same prob with my swiss german keyboard, here my config:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "ch"
Option "XkbVariant" "de"
EndSection

Change de to fr in the Xkbvariant line.

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