Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-10-2010, 07:13 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Oklahoma City
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
Keyboard language problem

This is a new one for me. I was recently forced to do a fresh re-install of my RedHat-based system due to problems with my new monitor. That problem was solved, but now when I move into console mode, run level 3, the system reads the keyboard in a different language than in the default run level 5. In 5, it reads dvorak, which is how I type. In 3, it reads qwerty, in spite of my having a dvorak keyboard. This is slowing me down considerably. Can this be fixed?
Old 01-11-2010, 04:08 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: France
Distribution: LFS
Posts: 1,596

Rep: Reputation: 80
You need to edit the file /etc/sysconfig/keyboard and change the KEYTABLE to dvorak
Old 01-11-2010, 04:31 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Distribution: ubuntu 9.04 and RHEL4
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
check for 'Option "XkbLayout"' in /etc/X11/xonrg.conf. note down the layout and edit file /etc/sysconfig/keyboard and change the corresponding layout in that file and then restart.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
keyboard language changing problem AdHoul Linux - Software 0 01-12-2007 10:03 AM
Changing Keyboard Language kalgregor SUSE / openSUSE 0 09-13-2005 12:25 AM
Keyboard language Tanglo Linux - Software 1 04-14-2005 04:42 AM
Wine Keyboard Language Problem!!!HELP PLZ!!! idontknowaname4 Linux - Hardware 0 10-23-2003 11:17 AM
Keyboard and Language under KDE fiod Linux - General 0 09-12-2003 07:37 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:43 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration