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Old 08-19-2004, 05:19 PM   #1
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I live in Britain, and so want a British keyboard layout. However, although xorg.conf says to use a gb layout (see below), it doesn't. I can fix it by changing the rules xfree from xorg, but then I get an error on opening X. Here are the relevant lines from xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "keyboard"
        Option      "XkbRules" "xorg"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "gb"
Old 08-19-2004, 05:44 PM   #2
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I guess you need to create a symlink...................
ln -s path/to/keymap /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/
where path/to/keymap would be the layout you need, like--

look thru those directories and find the layout you want to use......
Old 08-20-2004, 05:16 AM   #3
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Done - no difference. BTW, in normal console only mode (no X) I have the uk keymap.
Old 08-20-2004, 06:47 AM   #4
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My keyboard section is similar to yours except yours has more lines, heres mine for you to try.

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "Keyboard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "gb"

Last edited by BinaryLinux; 08-20-2004 at 07:38 AM.
Old 08-20-2004, 07:27 AM   #5
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I fixed it - GNOME was arbitrating the keyboard layout, so I had to change in in Applications -> Desktop Preferences -> Keyboard.


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