Remapping keyboard layout

Posted on February 10, 2020

Recently had to implement a workaround for my mechanical keyboard since there was a dead key.

After looking through the nixos wiki, I sort of figured out how to remap my windows and alt keys using xkboptions.

In nixos, the location of xkeyboardconfig (which contains relevant configurable options) is in /nix/store.

Hence run the following to find the root location:

ls /nix/store | grep keyboard

After doing so, navigate to the file containing xkboptions:

cd /nix/store//share/X11/xkb

Then open the base.lst files which provides a description of what one can configure.

The contents are provided here for convenience, under the heading ! option (found this through random googling, you can locate this same file by following the steps above):