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Old 01-30-2012, 05:50 AM   #1
papilonaa
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impossible to enter password english keyboard instead of french keyboard


hello
i am dom an new linux user
i installed artix an derivate to ubuntu
i install with the french keyboard
but on loaging i realise that linux didnt and have an english keyboard
is it imposible to log in
why linux make it so poor
soemone as a tip?
 
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:29 AM   #2
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Why did you install with a french keyboard when you have a english keyboard?.

that's why it asks you "what keyboard are you using" - and you should test that it works Aok,
before proceeding with the install. . . . .

Maybe - you should just do a re-install with the correct keyboard ?.
- may just be easier to do - if you now can't log-in.

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why linux make it so poor
it was Your Mistake. . . ..
 
Old 01-30-2012, 08:55 AM   #3
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hey

Sorry i am just a french guay and i have a french keyboard
i didnt explain it clear enought
i did install it with a french keyboard because of that i have a french keyboard
just it didnt work
could i install the language correction and how?
thanks
 
Old 01-30-2012, 10:10 AM   #4
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I would make following:
- search the layout of the us keyboard (qwerty.. probably this is what your distro installed).
here? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Qwerty.svg
- search the layout of the french keyboard (azerty..). here? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AZERTY
- write down on a paper 2 columns with US on the left side and the corresponding FR on the right side
US FR
q a
w z
.. ..
for all signs (/&%$§zy..)
then you have it...
Look at your list when you have to write your password.
This is what I am using when I install distros where they come usually with qwerty us (I have mostly qwertz de-latin1 at home).
Later, change the setups of your distro (or/and in extlinux! I made different setups in extlinux for changing the keyboard.. so far I remember this keyboard change setup were defined/indicated in the UBCD) for having the correct keyboard automatically.
But perhaps you prefer to keep the list?...;-)

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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It may be that control keys still work if you know the correct ones. For example if I hold alt key and press 1 then 2 then 3 the correct keys will be inputted. In this example it would be { is the result of my alt 123 entry.

Then you'd have to set keymap or keyboard if you still need it.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 08:06 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by papilonaa View Post
Sorry i am just a french guay and i have a french keyboard
i didnt explain it clear enought
i did install it with a french keyboard because of that i have a french keyboard
just it didnt work
could i install the language correction and how?
thanks
another recommendation:
- start with a live CD (knoppix or other)
- edit the extlinux.conf file and put a menu in it
put

LABEL fr
MENU fr
KERNEL /boot/extlinux/kbdmap.c32
APPEND /boot/extlinux/fr.ktl

in it
(see both ..c32 and ..ktl files in the attachment).

By clicking this menu inside extlinux, the fr beyboard should be recognized.. as long you are in extlinux.. but should disappear when you mount your distro. For this, use my advice with "manual" writing of the us-fr correspondance before you make your distro setup.

good luck.

Last edited by floppy_stuttgart; 02-01-2012 at 08:07 AM.
 
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:57 AM   #7
papilonaa
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helo sessions and cinnamon

i stay on newbee
i use artistx 13,04
system ask me to upgrade , but it get error in the middle of the process!
the problem fromp last year,with the keyboard is result i reinstall correctly!
But now, i install cinnamon on raring, and every boot come with gnom-fallback compiz and with this desktop it s impossible to ad a wallpaper , it stay dark and the sound is everytime disabled, that boring!
if i cklick on cinnamon, the desktop change but it s slow and sometimes figed
how to i get at boot to choose the desktop?
how do i get back the gnom desktop with wallpaper without to change everytimes? and all fonctions working
thanls a lot
 
  


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