Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop
User Name
Linux - Desktop This forum is for the discussion of all Linux Software used in a desktop context.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Rome, IT
Distribution: Sabayon
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 2
Programmer Dvorak layout in KDE

Hello, I recently switched my keybard layout to dvp, but I'm having issues in KDE (version 4.8). In dvp, numeric pad is in phone keypad format (that is, the top row is 123 instead of the more common 789), and by pressing shift you can get hex digits A, B, C etc, plus some handy symbols. I have two problems with this:

1) numbers are still in qwerty order (ie: hitting "1" gives me "7")
2) hex digits are not available

If I choose "ATM/phone keypad" from advanced keyboard settings I get the correct numbers but still no hex digits.

By adding the following to xorg.conf
Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "evdev keyboard catchall"
    MatchIsKeyboard "on"
    MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
    Driver "evdev"

    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbVariant" "dvp"
    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:102,numpad:shift3,kpdl:semi,keypad:atm,caps:shift"
I get the desired behaviour in kdm, but as soon as I login I get the reversed numpad and no hex.
Can somebody help me please?

Edit: I forgot to say that I'm using Sabayon Linux (Gentoo based).

Last edited by King_DuckZ; 03-13-2012 at 02:55 PM.


keyboard, layout, numbers, numeric, xorg.conf

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
portuguese dvorak keyboard layout xeon123 Linux - General 1 03-09-2012 11:49 AM
LiveCD with dvorak keyboard layout borisd Linux From Scratch 2 04-03-2008 04:04 PM
dvorak layout strycnine Linux - Newbie 1 04-18-2007 01:39 PM
Changing keyboard layout to dvorak JussiKp Linux - Newbie 2 08-04-2006 04:11 AM
Switching to a Dvorak keyboard layout. ImAfrEaK Linux - Newbie 1 03-29-2004 09:58 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration