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Old 12-25-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
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Keyboard output does not appear on the screen

While I was trying to add the US International keyboard layout in Suse Linux 9.3 Pro I accidentally did something wrong. The keyboard seems to have freezed, and whatever I type fails to appear on the screen.

When I installed Suse the default language was English (US). However I would like to use the US International keyboard layout in Abi Work, Open Office and other applications.

How can this be corrected?
Old 12-26-2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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Since you can't use the keyboard, you won't be able to edit a config file. So, boot from the install cd (use it like a live cd to boot from cd, not hard disk), or use Knoppix.

If booting from cd, edit the running version of /etc/fstab to add a mount point for the suse partition. Then create that mount point in /mnt.

If using Knoppix, knoppix will create a mount point and an fstab entry in it's filesystem.

Mount the partition, then cd to /mnt/hda1/etc/sysconfig (or whatever the partition is called). Edit the file 'keyboard'.

Look for these lines:
# Keyboard mapping
# (/usr/share/kbd/keymaps/)
# e.g. KEYTABLE="de-latin1-nodeadkeys", "us" or empty for US settings

COMPOSETABLE="clear winkeys shiftctrl latin1.add"

# The YaST-internal identifier of the attached keyboard.

Make your file look like that, then reboot and try the keyboard again.


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