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Old 01-28-2014, 07:13 AM   #46
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BTW, is there a method for installing MLED without a working internet connection, i.e. offline? I consider migrating a laptop that has a peculiar BCM wireless device needing the STA driver to work properly, but this driver can be pulled from the microlinux repo during or after the installation process. Seems like a catch 22 in this situation... Apart from plugging-in the cable or somehow modifying the installation USB-stick by including all the needed MLED packages and tagfiles, I can't imagine doing the install over WiFi. Or can I?
Here's a link to where you can download the file and then install the package after installing. You might have to blacklist the b43 & ssb modules in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.

http://www.microlinux.fr/slackware/M...t/slackware/n/
 
Old 01-28-2014, 07:39 AM   #47
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Hi fellow Slackers,



http://www.microlinux.fr/mled_xfce.php

http://www.microlinux.fr/mled_mate.php


Take a look at the ChangeLogs for all the gory details:

http://www.microlinux.fr/changelogs.php
Hi,

A very interesting project.
The link to ChangeLogs is
up, however I am seeing 404 for
first two links in the original post.
 
Old 01-28-2014, 07:59 AM   #48
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Hi,

A very interesting project.
The link to ChangeLogs is
up, however I am seeing 404 for
first two links in the original post.
Yes, I'm sorry for the inconvenience. There's has been a detailed discussion since the initial post (see another thread), and since I'm not in the position of maintaining three different desktop environments, I've decided to concentrate on Xfce.
 
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:49 AM   #49
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As I find the xfce4-xkb-plugin somewhat lacking in flexibility, I tried to configure the keyboard as recommended, but it seems that the X server does not honor the custom settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-keyboard-layout.conf: the options are simply ignored and do not work as expected. Could this be possible?

Here is what I have in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-keyboard-layout.conf:
Code:
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "keyboard-all"
        MatchIsKeyboard "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "evdev"
        Option "XkbLayout" "us,de"
        Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle,ctrl:nocaps,grp_led:caps,terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
EndSection
And below is the output from setxkbmap -print -verbose 10:

Code:
Setting verbose level to 10
locale is C
Trying to load rules file ./rules/evdev...
Trying to load rules file /etc/X11/xkb/rules/evdev...
Success.
Applied rules from evdev:
rules:      evdev
model:      pc104
layout:     us,de
options:    grp:alt_shift_toggle,ctrl:nocaps,grp_led:caps,terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp
Trying to build keymap using the following components:
keycodes:   evdev+aliases(qwerty)
types:      complete
compat:     complete+ledcaps(group_lock)
symbols:    pc+us+de:2+inet(evdev)+group(alt_shift_toggle)+ctrl(nocaps)+terminate(ctrl_alt_bksp)
geometry:   pc(pc104)
xkb_keymap {
	xkb_keycodes  { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)"	};
	xkb_types     { include "complete"	};
	xkb_compat    { include "complete+ledcaps(group_lock)"	};
	xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+de:2+inet(evdev)+group(alt_shift_toggle)+ctrl(nocaps)+terminate(ctrl_alt_bksp)"	};
	xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc104)"	};
};
Both locale settings in /etc/profile.d/lang.sh are "en_US.utf8" and I have not added the xfce4-xkb-plugin to the panel.
 
Old 01-29-2014, 06:48 AM   #50
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I'm using the xfce4-xkb-plugin to switch between the german and the swiss german layout. In my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-keyboard-layout.conf I only define one main layout, used from the GDM login screen:

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Section "InputClass"
	Identifier "keyboard-all"
	MatchIsKeyboard "on"
	MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
	Driver "evdev"
	Option "XkbLayout" "ch"
	Option "XkbVariant" "fr"
	Option "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
EndSection
Once you've started Xfce, open the Control Panel > Keyboard > Layouts. Use this to add a secondary keyboard layout.

Finally, add the xfce4-xkb-plugin to the panel, and you will be able to switch between keyboard layouts. This all works very well here.

Hope that helped.

Niki
 
Old 01-29-2014, 07:09 AM   #51
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kikinovak's solution is probably better, and I don't know how XFCE handles this, but in my .xinitrc I have this to switch between de and us (I use kdm and load .xinitrc via .xsession):
Code:
setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll,ctrl:nocaps,compose:menu us,de
Then I can switch via MOD1+Shift. (And it also makes Caps lock a ctrl key, and makes my Compose key a ... well, compose key [I use a Sun Type 7 keyboard which has a compose key instead of a right ctrl].)

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Old 01-29-2014, 08:27 AM   #52
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kikinovak's solution is probably better, and I don't know how XFCE handles this, but in my .xinitrc I have this to switch between de and us (I use kdm and load .xinitrc via .xsession):
Code:
setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll,ctrl:nocaps,compose:menu us,de
Then I can switch via MOD1+Shift. (And it also makes Caps lock a ctrl key, and makes my Compose key a ... well, compose key [I use a Sun Type 7 keyboard which has a compose key instead of a right ctrl].)
I've been using this method under CentOS for a few years. GNOME's infamous keyboard switcher has always been broken, with bug reports ignored by the developers (since a "normal" user doesn't switch keyboard layouts, silly me), so I had to use this feature of X.org to be able to do it.
 
Old 01-29-2014, 02:11 PM   #53
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Once you've started Xfce, open the Control Panel > Keyboard > Layouts. Use this to add a secondary keyboard layout.

Finally, add the xfce4-xkb-plugin to the panel, and you will be able to switch between keyboard layouts. This all works very well here.
I prefer not using the xkb-plugin because it doesn't support all the options I need... Anyway, the config I provided above works as expected under vanilla Slack, so I wonder if something happened while adding the "MLED-layer" on top of it.
 
Old 01-30-2014, 02:32 AM   #54
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kikinovak's solution is probably better, and I don't know how XFCE handles this, but in my .xinitrc I have this to switch between de and us (I use kdm and load .xinitrc via .xsession):
Code:
setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll,ctrl:nocaps,compose:menu us,de
Then I can switch via MOD1+Shift. (And it also makes Caps lock a ctrl key, and makes my Compose key a ... well, compose key [I use a Sun Type 7 keyboard which has a compose key instead of a right ctrl].)
That would be a solution, given that the "classic" one does not work now. But I do not know how to set this up in a .xinitrc via .xsessionn as you suggested, so could you provide step-by-step instructions?

The main reason I'd like to avoid using the xfce4-xkb-plugin is that it doesn't seem to support the options "grp_led:", "ctrl:" and (AFAIK) "lv3:".
 
Old 01-30-2014, 03:45 AM   #55
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For the record, I tried to place the (full) setxkbmap command in both ~/.xinitrc and ~/.xsession, but to no avail -- the settings are not applied upon reboot & login... Am I doing something wrong?
 
Old 01-30-2014, 04:03 AM   #56
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Solved the setxkbmap issue by adding the command to ~/.xprofile
 
Old 02-06-2014, 03:41 AM   #57
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The Installation Guide says that "Some packages like the Open Office language packs, ... are not automatically installed by the installation script ...", but I found that these are in fact installed.
 
Old 02-06-2014, 03:45 AM   #58
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I have also found that "MuPDF Firefox plugin doesn't work" is valid for MLED 14.1 as well, so it should be added to "BUGS & KNOWN ISSUES".
 
Old 02-06-2014, 05:40 AM   #59
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I have also found that "MuPDF Firefox plugin doesn't work" is valid for MLED 14.1 as well, so it should be added to "BUGS & KNOWN ISSUES".
That's curious. So far I've made a few dozen installs of MLED 14.1, and the MuPDF plugin works well. Click on a PDF file on a site, and Firefox displays it with the plugin. You might want to check your file associations.
 
Old 02-06-2014, 06:12 AM   #60
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Strange indeed - I noticed that PDF files open with FF's built-in viewer, and there is no mention of MuPDF in about:plugin for two freshly installed MLED 14.1 (32-bit) boxes either: http://i.imgur.com/6tWY8IH.png ...

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