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Old 08-02-2006, 12:27 PM   #1
yacccobb
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Current xkbmap / X.org kb layout switching ?


In fluxbox I use key combinations to switch to kb layouts with setxkbmap. I'd like to have 2 xkbmaps and with one key combination(like Alt+Shift) switch them. I need to know which one is currently active to select another... how can i het current xkbmap ? Or I somewhere read that if I specify more layouts in "XkbLayout" in xorg.conf, it's possible to switch between them through X... any ideas appreciated.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 01:15 AM   #2
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You could create an environment variable which you export each time you change maps. Then read the variable to see which one is currently loaded.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 04:45 AM   #3
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That's not exactly what I wanted, but I guess it will do...
 
Old 08-21-2006, 04:15 AM   #4
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Solved.

OK, there are 2 ways. First is the script that greps layout from 'setxkbmap -v' and second(one I was looking for) - edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or /etc/X11/XF86Config-4) :

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
# ...

Option	"XkbLayout"	"us,cz_qwerty"
Option	"XkbOptions"	"grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
EndSection
 
  


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