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Old 01-25-2019, 07:44 AM   #1
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Today I start to search for lightweight linux to install it on old computer at work, bodhi catch my attention and I decide to give it a shot.

Installed it, it looks good (as a speed), but two things was not worked properly and i move on to next distribution.
First that not worked was my old ps/2 mouse, not a big problem i replace it with USB mouse and it works fine. That is not a big problem.
Second problem that make me move to next distribution is that i do not find an easy way to have different input keyboard layout. Search thru wiki but do not find my way thru this problem.

I realize that behind that distribution is a lot of work, I like the result so I post that feedback to help you people improve it.

Thank you for your time.
Old 01-25-2019, 08:34 AM   #2
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Hi nedoskiv.

Sorry you've had to move on, but you have to make the decision that suits you best. The joy of Linux is that there are a lot of distros to choose from.

Regarding the keyboard issue, of course there are ways to select and change the keyboard; however, what is telling is that you couldn't easily find the information.

I know this is of no use to you now, but I'll document it anyway for anyone else who has the same issue and stumbled upon this thread.

You can select/change your keyboard model in two ways: The first way occurs when you do a first update/upgrade after installing the system. At some point in the upgrade process, you are asked to choose your particular keyboard layout. The second way is something you can do at any time by running Settings Panel. Select Input from the toolbar along the top, then the last item in the list is Keyboards. Select your particular keyboard from the Models tab of the pop-up dialog window.

After you've chosen your keyboard model, you can reprogram any of the key combinations to create short-cuts for particular actions from the Settings Panel. Select Input from the toolbar, then Key Bindings.
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:01 AM   #3
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I do this a different way

Load the Keyboard module in "module" section which brings the icon on the shelf. Then go to the gadget settings and add your language and keyboard layout.
But I agree with Bob, the dist-upgrade will show you a keyboard wizard where you will be asked for selecting the suitable keyboard layut. Maybe you just did not do this step.


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