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Old 06-02-2006, 03:27 PM   #1
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Unhappy IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad problem: SuSE Linux 10.1 - wrong keyboard layout

Recently I obtained a z60m Thinkpad and as a Linux fanatic I immediately installed linux on there.
Now I'm a little stuck since SuSE Linux 10.1 doesn't have the right keyboard layout (I think I tried about every possible combination).

Any help would be greaty appreciated.

Arne Padmos
Old 06-02-2006, 03:49 PM   #2
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What keyboard layout are you trying to load? Please give detailed info when you ask a question because it helps others give you an answer.
Old 06-03-2006, 11:45 AM   #3
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Keyboard layout

I tried every keyboard layout available through YaST but none of the seems to be working.

This is my keyboard:

Again, any help would be very welcome.

Arne Padmos
Old 06-07-2006, 06:47 PM   #4
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What country? or are all the new lenovos like that? 2 is usualy @ and " ' have their own key. and also you have 1/4 , 1/5..? a three tiered keypad? not to standard and lenovo wont help

or are you talking @ the functional keys; vol and thinkvantage?

try here...
Old 06-08-2006, 10:37 AM   #5
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I've just switched to Ubuntu 6.06 and the keyboard is supported out of the box. The special ThinkPad buttons are also supported.

Thanks for link because now I've got something to start with again. I'm now trying to get my secret key on the Embedded Security Subsystem. Also I will have to try and install the patches for the control of the fan speed and stuff.


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Old 06-09-2006, 10:01 AM   #6
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Did you have the num lock bug?
Some linuxes turn num lock permanenetly on for my R30 Thinkpad so the keys on the right hand side of the keyboard (which are the numpad when i have numlock on or hold fn) type numbers rather than letters
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My num lock was OK, but my keyboard layout was messed up. SUSE Linux didn't want to catch my Dutch layout and it didn't feel like changing either..
Old 07-07-2006, 04:08 PM   #8
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Angry Little Old Flag Icons to Switch Keyboard Layouts

I lost my keyboard layout American/Spain flag ICON -that I had installed with SuSE 9.3 (and updated with SuSE 10.0)- when I installed the SuSE 10.1 update. The old Control Panel where I got the options from is no longer available, but YaST is. However, YaST does not have the Regional feature the same way the old Control Panel did. Anybody knows how to get the little old flags icons back, please let me know. I am constantly swithching between languages and I can certainly use this feature. ORLANDO_N


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