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Old 05-03-2002, 10:29 AM   #1
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Question .be Keyboard support on debian/x/gnome

i have been searching for quite a while ... i can't get my belgian keyboard work properly (with 'accents' etc...).

With redhat i just had to select my keyboard layout and it configured it all alone. With debian i had quite a few problems and now nothing works.
not that it only doesent work but when i try to write - - in gabber or xchat, it makes the program crash sometimes. (it works on my browser because you can configure the font separately there).

So my question is:

how/where do i exactly configure
- keyboard layout (belgian) for the shell
- keyboard layout (belgian) for X windows
- keyboard layout (belgian) for gnome
- Font to be used in Gnome

if someone could help me, would be great. dident manage to get it work with all different how-tos i found
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Old 05-03-2002, 10:35 AM   #2
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I don't know Debian, but it may work:

loadkeys be-latin1

setfont lat1-16.psfu

Put these commands in /etc/rc.local or the equivalent (ask your Deb guru or RTFM...)

This may be enough for X and Gnome and the console. You may want to read 'man bash' and 'man readline' to learn how-to setup an inputrc file.


Old 05-03-2002, 11:45 AM   #3
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seems like keyboard is recognized now, but it still doesent display -> <- in gnome/X. (but keyboard works since i can write it in galeon). Where do i configure that for X/gnome, since "setfont" doesent work?

Maybe i did something wrong there: (XF86Config-4 file)

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "pex5"
Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
Load "xie"

any conflicting fonts or something?

Edit: Seems like accents even work in shell (not console emulator in X)..

Last edited by patroche; 05-03-2002 at 11:53 AM.
Old 05-03-2002, 01:53 PM   #4
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Man, I don't know...

I live in Brazil and we use the latin1 encoding too. All I have to do to accent is what I said to you.

If it's not working, try to find a line containing "xkbdisable" or something like this.

Uncomment it and reload X. I don't like the xkbd extensions and don't use them at all.




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