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Old 02-20-2006, 03:05 AM   #1
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Question Languages


Hallo!!

I have install SuSe Linux 9.2 with KDE enviroment.
My problem is that I didn't manage to find how I can change Languages (from English to Greek and from Greek to English)with a short key (e.g alt+shift like in windows)
What can I do??

(Thanks for your time and sorry for my English level!!)
 
Old 02-20-2006, 03:28 AM   #2
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There is an excellent program called KKBSwitch. It is used to change the languages like in your case.

http://kkbswitch.sourceforge.net/

I don't remember how to set up a hotkey for this as I have now moved to GNOME.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 03:29 AM   #3
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Welcome to LQ. You can toggle between languages using the following in the keyboard section of your xorg.conf:
Code:
Option "XkbLayout"  "us,el"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
If you use the latest X11 6.9.0 version the first line is changed like this:
Code:
Option "XkbLayout"  "us+el"
 
Old 02-20-2006, 05:36 PM   #4
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I tried both "us,el" and "us+el" but the language steal is not able to change. Accidentally, I found out that language can change only from US to EL by pressing ctrl+alt+K . I don't know why this happens! Now, my code in the keyboard section of xorg.conf is:

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us,el"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection


Can you see something wrong??
 
Old 02-21-2006, 02:09 AM   #5
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I found out that language can change only from US to EL by pressing ctrl+alt+K
I think that this is due to KDE. Since I don't use it I can only guess. Perhaps you have enable the language selection applet (the one which shows a little flag on the lower right) to toggle between languages and that key combination prevents you from changing languages using Alt+Shift. Try to disable the KDE language selection thing to see if it the other method works. It should work since your config is correct.

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Old 03-01-2006, 07:47 AM   #6
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I disabled the KDE language selection and restarted my pc but still Alt+Shift doesn't works!!
 
Old 03-01-2006, 12:32 PM   #7
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It should work. Try to change: Option "XkbRules" "xfree86" with: Option "XkbRules" "xorg", because I think Suse uses X.org, although they are both compatible. If that does not work, take a look at www.linux.gr at the left column (greek in Linux) to see if you have some other issues, perhaps a locale problem or something.
 
  


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