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Old 10-12-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
SAC82
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Changing keyboard layout


Hi,
I am using knoppix, I changed by hand some files(XFree86Config-4, /etc/profile, /etc/environment/..) trying to set my keboard layout to spanish but it finished with my language options broken. I made a disaster!!! Now i installed KDE 3.2.3 but the KDE Keyboard tool does not work either!!. Previously this tool used to work perfectly. It seems that i broke the language configuration. Does anyone know how can i set up the language through command line or after editing some files? I am desperate because now i can only work with an English layout and believe me for a spanish is quite a big problem.
Thanks in advanced
 
Old 10-13-2004, 03:44 PM   #2
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Set it in /etc/X11/xorg.conf or xf86config.conf
Code:
    Option "XkbRules"    "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout"   "en_US"  # or "es" or any other
and disable keyboard layout management in Gnome or KDE or whichever you use.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 05:04 PM   #3
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If you want to change just for a little while then use the setxkbmap command:
Code:
setxkbmap es
setxkbmap us
(the first should go to spanish, the second to US layout)
 
Old 10-14-2004, 12:51 PM   #4
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That it is what i have in the /etc/X11/XF86Config file related to the keyboard:
Code:
# This is just the default keymap for X.
# May be changed with the KDE international keyboard tool.
  XkbModel    "pc101"
  XkbLayout   "es"
  XkbVariant  "nodeadkeys"
#   XkbOptions  "ctrl:swapcaps"
#   XkbKeycodes     "xfree86"
#   XkbTypes        "default"
#   XkbCompat       "default"
#   XkbSymbols      "us(pc101)"
#   XkbGeometry     "pc"
#   XkbRules        "xfree86"
#   XkbModel        "pc101"
#   XkbLayout       "us"
But i think that my system uses the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file which contains the section:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    Driver      "keyboard"
    Option      "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
    Option "XkbLayout" "es"
EndSection
I suppose that the error is related whith the configuration of the KDE keyboard tool but i do not manage to fi
nd anything in the /etc/X11/xkb

The stexkbmap commands do not work:
Code:
>setxkbmap es
>Error loading new keyboard description
Now i am using the xkbsel packet which allow me to change the keyboard layout through the command line.
Is there anybody who has any idea? i would like to have my keyboard configured in a proper way.
Thanks in advanced.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 01:11 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by SAC82
That it is what i have in the /etc/X11/XF86Config file related to the keyboard:
Code:
# This is just the default keymap for X.
# May be changed with the KDE international keyboard tool.
  XkbModel    "pc101"
  XkbLayout   "es"
  XkbVariant  "nodeadkeys"
#   XkbOptions  "ctrl:swapcaps"
#   XkbKeycodes     "xfree86"
#   XkbTypes        "default"
#   XkbCompat       "default"
#   XkbSymbols      "us(pc101)"
#   XkbGeometry     "pc"
#   XkbRules        "xfree86"
#   XkbModel        "pc101"
#   XkbLayout       "us"
But i think that my system uses the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file which contains the section:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    Driver      "keyboard"
    Option      "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
    Option "XkbLayout" "es"
EndSection
I suppose that the error is related whith the configuration of the KDE keyboard tool but i do not manage to fi
nd anything in the /etc/X11/xkb

The stexkbmap commands do not work:
Code:
>setxkbmap es
>Error loading new keyboard description
Now i am using the xkbsel packet which allow me to change the keyboard layout through the command line.
Is there anybody who has any idea? i would like to have my keyboard configured in a proper way.
Thanks in advanced.
That partiicular setxkbmap works fine for me...I think you're having problems because you don't have spanish keymaps installed on your system. I don't think any command will set your keymap correctly because you simply don't have them installed.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 01:39 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Komakino
That partiicular setxkbmap works fine for me...I think you're having problems because you don't have spanish keymaps installed on your system. I don't think any command will set your keymap correctly because you simply don't have them installed.
I am able to set the spanish keyboard with the xkbsel command. I suppose i can not set this layout without the keymap installed. Am i right?

What package contains the spanish keymaps? Where can i find it?.
 
  


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