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Old 02-26-2014, 12:45 PM   #1
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Mint16 incorrect mapping of Danish Mac Keyboard


Dear LinuxQuestions.org,

Despite choosing 'Danish Mac Keyboard' I am unable to get the correct keyboard mapping after installing Mint16 on a MacBook Pro.

It seems that the developers have not really looked into how symbols such as pipe, brackets, accents etc. are mapped.

I cannot imagine that I am the only one with this issue, so I hope there is a corrected xmodmap file to fix this somewhere... I have sought and sought, but so far with no luck :-(

Anyone?

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MT
 
Old 02-26-2014, 12:59 PM   #2
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Can you be a bit more specific about your problem? What symbols are not showing up where they should. How have you configured your keyboard layout? Are you talking about your terminal or your gui applications? What desktop are you using? It's really hard to be of assistance when so little information about your problem is provided.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
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Can you be a bit more specific about your problem? What symbols are not showing up where they should. How have you configured your keyboard layout? Are you talking about your terminal or your gui applications? What desktop are you using? It's really hard to be of assistance when so little information about your problem is provided.
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I am still googling and my issue is the same as this

I have installed Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon and chosen "Danish Macintosh" as layout and I observe the wrong mappings in both terminal and gui apps

A simple example would be the dollar sign "$", which is supposed to be under "esc", but when I hit this key, I get "1/2".

As far as I can google, it unfortunately seems to be a problem, which so far only can be fixed by someone willing to use the necessary time to manually remap everything and create a xmodmap compatible file with the correct mappings :-(

Best,
MT
 
Old 02-27-2014, 12:14 AM   #4
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The only suggestion I can offer is to try something instead of Cinnamon. You can give KDE a try and see if the Danish keyboard it offers works better for you.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:54 PM   #5
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The only suggestion I can offer is to try something instead of Cinnamon. You can give KDE a try and see if the Danish keyboard it offers works better for you.
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Sucks! :-(
 
Old 02-27-2014, 01:35 PM   #6
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Not very informative.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:20 PM   #7
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Not very informative.
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Sorry, wasn't talking about you... It sucks that Mint cannot map the danish mac keyboard correctly... I'd really like to give it ago, but with the keyboard all screwed up it isn't really an option to go with Mint... And that sucks :-(
 
Old 03-01-2014, 12:36 AM   #8
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Sorry, wasn't talking about you... It sucks that Mint cannot map the danish mac keyboard correctly... I'd really like to give it ago, but with the keyboard all screwed up it isn't really an option to go with Mint... And that sucks :-(
Mint surely has a message board where you can let them know about problems of this sort. If they're not aware of the problem with the Danish keyboard then it's highly unlikely that they'll try to fix it.
You didn't answer my question about whether you get the correct mappings on a terminal or not. It's really hard to offer you suggestions with so little information about your problem.

You can stick with mint and just change your desktop environment and see if that helps. I use KDE and have 4 keyboards installed (En-UK, Spanish, Italian, Slovenian) and all work quite well. I use the setting: Generic 105 Key (Intl) PC.
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