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marsonist 02-04-2003 10:00 AM

German Keyboard problems
I've been using SuSE linux 8.1 Pro since the day it came out never having a problem like this. I just reinstalled it on my main computer and can't get anything the uses the alt-gr to work.

I used yast2 to set keyboard language to default German. I get and the y and z are in the correct place for the German keyboard, but trying to type @ with alt-gr + Q doesn't work. (I had to copy and paste that previous (at) sign from my mail account.

What did I do wrong, and how can I fix it?

Thanks (Danke)


Tinkster 02-04-2003 02:12 PM

are we looking @ the terminal setup or X11?


marsonist 02-05-2003 01:05 PM

It works outside of X apparently. It seems that it only misbehaves under X.

cplester 04-08-2003 02:51 PM

The problem is with you keymap. I had the same problem before and started to get nuts, but the solution is simple:

1. "loadkeys -d" loads your default keymap and tells you which one it is.

2. Check at the location of the keymap and make a backup of it.

3. Link the default (defkeymap.kmap.gz perhaps) to the one that corresponds to your keyboard and locales: "ln -s defkeymap.kmap.gz de-latinsomething.kmap.gz" or simply make a copy of it named defkeymap.kmap.gz.

"loadkeys -d" should now load your keymap as default. Try it at a console, since X needs a restart (I think... I just solved it myself and haven't tried it).

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