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Old 12-07-2003, 05:18 AM   #1
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Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
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How to set keyb locale without X?

I've been searching and searching through my system for every possible configuration file where I'd be able to configure my keyboard. I'm running Slackware 9.1 (more precise: ZipSlack ~40Mb) and this one didn't come with a step-by-step system configuration wizard... I guess? And no, this one doesn't come with X.

I'm planning to download & install X but can't to connect to because it's impossible to type ":". I don't want to live off ASCII codes the rest of my life, so how do I configure my keyboard? The problem is that I've born in Finland and I have a Finnish keyboard: this one is set to US English, of course. I've faced this problem numerous times before, for example with DOS. "fi-latin" would help me with this one, as it has before.

So, how?


ps. Is this one distribution specific post (Slackware)?
Old 12-07-2003, 07:33 AM   #2
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The command is 'loadkeys <keymapname>'. You must find your keymap file. Try
~> locate fi-latin1
On my machine that is running Vector Linux the file is in '/usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/'.

Good luck!


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