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Old 02-01-2005, 11:53 AM   #1
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Great system, but it can't do basic things? (Keyboard issues)


I have a machine running Suse 9.2. I need french accents on my keyboard sometimes. In windows I was able to have two keyboards setup in windows (with only one physical keyboard). I would use the key combination alt+shift to switch between the two.

When on the french keyboard (in windows "Canadian French"

Shift + 2 would give "
Alt + 2 would give @
shift + 3 would give /
/ would give é
Shift + / would give É
Shift + 6 would give ?
Alt + ; would give ~


When I switch to this keyboard using yast. All the keys that should have changed no longer work. All the Alt combinations do not work, the accented keys which in english are: '(") /(?) \(|) do nothing.

How do I get these keys to work and how do I easily switch between the two?




J'ai une ordinateur qui roule SuSe 9.2, je n'ai pas encore réussi à avoir les accents sur mon clavier. J'ai essayé d'utiliser "French (Canadian)". Avec windows j'ai réussi a la faire. Avec windows j'avais pu utiliser Alt+Shift pour changer entre la clavier anglaise (US) et la clavier francaise(Canadienne).

Ca ne fonctionne pas avec Linux, quand je change au clavier French Canadian, les clefs avec les accents ne marche plus. Par example le clef à côté de "enter" est supposé de donner une accent grave, mais ca ne fait rien.

Aussi, pour changé les claviers il faut rédémarer l'ordinateur, comment est ce que je peux changé de clavier comment en windows avec deux buttons. Et pourquoi est ce que ca ne marche pas?


Old 02-01-2005, 12:37 PM   #2
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Normally with Linux, you tend to use a single keyboard.

For accented characters and the like, you can define special keystrokes or key combinations to generate all the characters you need, without having the bother of switching between virtual keyboards.

Note that the keyboard driver is different for X-Windows as it is for the console. If you never use the console (ctrl+alt+F1 et. al.) then you can safely ignore this and just set things up for X:

In X-Windows:

There's also a lot you can do with the keyboard in the console (text mode):
(or in French:
Old 02-01-2005, 02:08 PM   #3
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YOU tend to use a single keyboard. I tend to have a need for two different key layouts.
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