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Old 10-06-2005, 05:07 PM   #1
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I still can't get this | symbol


I can't get this | symbol on my slackware. I have a laptop which I have just installed slackware on and I can't find the "|" there. Which keymap should I use?

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Old 10-06-2005, 05:29 PM   #2
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Pipe is what i call the |
i am on a laptop with slackware, the key is the backslash key but you use Shift. i'm using the default keyboard from the install.
 
Old 10-06-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
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many laptops use a UK keymap not a US one (check shift 2, if its " then you have UK if its @ it is US)

but pipe is normally on shift backslash or altgr+`(top left next to 1)
 
Old 10-06-2005, 06:02 PM   #4
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I still don't get the pipe. Tried
Shift + \
Alt Gr + \
Alt Gr + +

When I did Shift + 2 then I got @.
 
Old 10-06-2005, 11:05 PM   #5
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you may have to research the ascii number for it:
http://www.ascii.cl/ says it is:
ASCII 124 and HEX 7C
 
Old 10-07-2005, 03:03 AM   #6
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I have Estonian/Scandinavian layout and i have key next to left shift with symbols <>| AND | comes with Alt Gr + <>| keys
 
Old 10-07-2005, 07:10 AM   #7
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What do I do when I've found out the ascii number?
 
Old 10-07-2005, 07:14 AM   #8
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Why don't you open the character map program in your GUI, find the pipe | character, and hence it's ASCII code.

Also, I'm in the UK, use a UK layout on a Toshiba laptop and to be honest, once I'd made sure my keyboard was set to my region I simply went through all key combinations (10 minutes max).

I found that my pipe symbol on my keyboard has a break in it, it looks like a colon : with lines instead of dots...

It shares the key with my \, but instead of being next to my Z, mine is between ALT GR and my SPACEBAR.




Hope that helps.


edit:

If you got @ when you did SHIFT + 2 you are using a US layout - try SHIFT # or SHIFT ~, it's one of them I think.

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Old 10-07-2005, 07:29 AM   #9
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I haven't gotten the GUI to work yet. I am still in bash shell. I've searched through my keyboard. Are there some way to asign | to a button I don't use?
 
Old 10-07-2005, 07:50 AM   #10
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Exactly which model is your laptop?

Do you have a key that looks like what i described above?

You might have a little more success changing your keyboard layout to UK, or at least checking exactly which layout you are currently using. It's been a longtime since i used Slackware, but I think you need to look at /etc/XF86.conf or XFree86.conf for that.

Maybe one of the other Slackers () can help here?
 
Old 10-07-2005, 08:12 AM   #11
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I have that button yes. MY model is DI 4315 15" SXGA+ 915PM.

I have been using the US , but I tried the UK keymap. and I haven't found it there.
 
Old 10-07-2005, 09:55 AM   #12
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OK, so what happens when you press SHIFT + Key I described? I.e. a Colon : with vertical lines instead of dots? What does it give you? Is your Laptop from the UK? Does it have a " above the 2 or a @? I know it produces a @ when you press SHIFT + 2, but what exactly is on the key?
 
Old 10-07-2005, 10:10 AM   #13
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On a US keymap it should share with the backslash symbol. Certainly does on my keyboard.
 
Old 10-07-2005, 08:44 PM   #14
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ok here is an article that may help you:
http://linuxgazette.net/issue01to08/...-consoles.html
also the kbd package i installed with slack, if you did the full install or chose it.
and the defkeymap.map file in slackware is located at:
/usr/src/linux-2.X.XX/drivers/char
 
Old 11-09-2005, 04:15 PM   #15
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thank you

Thank you all for the help.
 
  


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