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Old 06-23-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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change keyboard language in startx

hello everyone im hoping you can help me whit this problem im new to slackware ive used ubuntu and fedora before, but i asked around for the "best" linux distro and they told me slackware or archlinux so i desided to pick slackware ive installed it and when im in the console mode its the swedish keyboard settings, that i choose in the install but when i go into visual mode startx i dont have the swedish keyboard so i was wondering if eny of you know how to change it
Old 06-23-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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take a look at the CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT.
There it says:
The version of Xorg in Slackware 13.37 will not (in most cases) require an 
  /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.  Input hotplugging is no longer done using hal; 
  instead, it now uses udev for input device detection and keyboard mapping.
    * 90-keyboard-layout.conf
        this sample ("normal" en layout) keeps the "old" default of 
        allowing Zap'ing the Xserver.
  If you need to modify any of these defaults, then copy the relevant file
  from /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ and edit the
So just copy /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-keyboard-layout.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-keyboard-layout.conf and edit the keyboad layout!

Hope I could help you:)
Old 06-23-2011, 03:12 PM   #3
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If you have installation disk near you, you can read CHANGES_AND_HINTS.txt file. There is part which touches your question: search for /etc/X11/xorg.conf in text(cut - oops, that was unrelated).
Also you can achieve same result running xorgsetup in console - a few simple dialogs will help you to do some X configuration, including keyboard layout.
Another way: if you using xfce or kde, you can run their setting manager, which allows to setup keyboard layout on fly.

You should read slackbook(provided with installtion), it can give you a lot of answers.

Last edited by FeyFre; 06-23-2011 at 03:41 PM.
Old 06-23-2011, 03:17 PM   #4
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Thank you i edited the file and now its fixt thank you both and thanks for telling me about the manual

Last edited by Vozz; 06-23-2011 at 03:35 PM.


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