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Old 05-07-2005, 10:00 AM   #1
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changing the keyboard with alt-shift in KDE

Ok, I've just installed SuSE 9.3 and I must say I feel pretty impressed (..actually in love!) It even has some great greek fonts pre-installed so bye-bye microsoft ttf. My only nuisance thus far is how do I change the keyboard to write greek with alt-shif? I've used KDE's Control Center, I've added the greek language, in the layouts, I've enabled Xkb options and asked to change group (Group Shift/Lock behavior->Alt + Shift changes group)
Still I can't change the keyboard layout like this, I have to click on the flag on the task bar. What am I missing?

PS I've opted for the Generic 105 key keyboard. Back when I used Slackware I used this in xorg.conf:
Option "XbkModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us,el"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle, grp_led:scroll"
Old 05-08-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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    Option "XkbRules"    "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout"   "us,el"
    Option "XkbOptions"  "grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
in your xorg.conf, and turn off keyboard layouts in KDE. When you set keyboard layouts in X you don't need it in KDE. After that restart KDE.
Old 05-18-2005, 07:09 AM   #3
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This tip works perfectly, yet it is annoying not to be able to see the flags (or any other indication) while working. Can anyone help on actually making the internal Suse mechanism to work without any hacking whatsoever?
Old 05-23-2005, 05:47 PM   #4
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Can you be more specific, another newbie here.


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