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Old 09-09-2015, 07:32 AM   #1
fredvej
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set up keyboard layout independet of language - how ?


When I boot 4MLinux 13.1 it opens with lang.conf in an editor, and I can select language.

I want to keep the english language, but I need to use a danish keyboard layout. How can I do that ?

I have tried to write keyboard=dk and xkeyboard=dk on the command line for booting from syslinux - no effect.

I have tried to write keyb=dk and keyboard=dk and xkeyboard=dk in lang.conf - no effect.

I cannot find a setting in the configuration for JWM that selects keyboard layout.

There is no program on the path named *key* that can choose a keyboard layout.

Any ideas ?
 
Old 09-09-2015, 08:21 AM   #2
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The lang.conf file mentioned by you looks as follows:
# Default language and keyboard layout in JWM
# (supported languages: de,en,es,fr,it,pl,pt,ru)
LANG=en


Just set LANG=dk in this file. Your "language request" will be ignored by 4MLinux, but your "keyboard request" will be accepted. The layout should be changed immediately (if not, restart X).
 
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:36 AM   #3
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Just set LANG=dk in this file. Your "language request" will be ignored by 4MLinux, but your "keyboard request" will be accepted. The layout should be changed immediately (if not, restart X).
Thank you very much, it works without restarting X.

The danish letters and the keys for and work in the text editor, but not in the terminal, but I do not need those characters on the command line anyway, so that wont be a problem.

As stated in the FAQ, by editing /etc/aterm/transparency.cfg to TRANSPARENCY=no I can make the terminal useful and see what I write. The desktop wallpaper is very pretty, but not practical for a working surface.
 
  


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