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Old 02-22-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Question How to change the keyboard layout for the entire system?


How to change the keyboard layout for good? none of the other solutions found in the others posts works.

I did a few change like 90-keyboard-layout.conf and on the kde system option. But on console no has the change. On kde I change with Crt+Alt+F1 to whatever tty and don't have the change instead I do loadkey but I don't want to do every time loadkey.

Any clue? I'll be very grateful

Old 02-23-2012, 01:27 AM   #2
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90-keyboard-layout.conf has nothing to do with the console. Create a file under /etc/rc.d called 'rc.keymap' and then past this in there:
# Load the keyboard map.  More maps are in /usr/share/kbd/keymaps.
if [ -x /usr/bin/loadkeys ]; then
Edit to load your preferred keyboard layout. Make sure it is executbale and it will be run each time you boot. You can have it take effect immediately by simply running it:
Usually this is file is created when you first install your system if you have chosen an alternate keyboard map during installation.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Hi gnashley,

Thank you. this is what I need. I didn't choose an alternate keyboard.

This about rc.keymap you know from where? any doc you know, to read about this kind of stuff the slackware?

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The sample keymap files are under /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/, as described in the loadkeys man page.

Slackware is mostly "standard GNU/Linux" so there is often no specifically Slackware documentation on how to do things.


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