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Old 10-04-2004, 01:22 PM   #1
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keyboard layouts problem.


I've got 2 problems with my keyboard layout.
I live in Belgium and normally we use a AZERTY keyboard layout, but for programming a lot of people use a QWERTY keyboard so i decided to get a qwerty keyboard because i found it to be a lot easier when programming.
Now i have a US English 105-key based keyboard (it also has multimedia keys) like you can see here.

1 ) Now when i try to configure the keyboard using the US English layout i get a wrong output from the key next to the left shift key. it should give \ or |(with shift) but it gives < and >. I,ve tried both to configure it in YAST and using the KDE keyboard layouts but it doesn't change a thing.
Is there a other keyboard layout that i can use or is there a way to write my one keyboard layout.

2 ) The keyboard i bought is a Logitech Media Keyboard and isn't supported (yet) by the kde keyboard layouts, i can get most keys to work using the Internet Navigator Layout but some keys don't even give an output when you test them with "xev". Is there someway i can make those keys work. I have (had) the same problem with my remote controle from ati but there is edited the kernelmodule so i got it working. It seams like X (and xev) are not receiving the key inputs when there keycode is to high or something like that. Is there a way i can configure these keys to also work or write my own keyboard layout?
 
Old 10-04-2004, 02:49 PM   #2
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I've just tried every layout that i can configure using i can chose in yast but i didn't find one matching the US ENGLISH layout. There is a US english but it's not the good one or there are mis-configured keys in it. Anybody with same layout that got it working of does can i make my own.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:24 PM   #3
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By now i have tested every layout kde has in there keyboard layout system but no luck with that either
 
Old 10-04-2004, 06:37 PM   #4
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You should set it in /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Code:
    Option "XkbRules"    "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout"   "en_US"
If you use XFree86 instead, consult XFree86 users for modifications.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 06:57 AM   #5
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I've tried it but it doesn't change anything. I did however find the problem but i can't fix it. I found come guides on the net on how to edit xkb layout and and found the problem. I edited the us layout file (this one is the closest to what i need) but it doesn't change anything. I still have the same problem. Do these files have to be compiled? I did find something about xkbcomp but the guides i read didn't mention it.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 11:33 AM   #6
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it seems like you are using the US keyboard layout, but what you want is the en_GB keyboard layout. That is what I chose. However, although my keys work fine I no longer have a windows key.

I will check a few of the options later today and see if I can get it to wortk myself.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:09 PM   #7
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I've found the problem, it is a US english layout but the key that is wrong is a key that is originaly only used on european keyboards but i fixed it. I was editing the wrong file. The one i was editing was for use with old XFREE versions
 
  


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