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Title: Keyboard setting on login page
Post by: JDEB on August 13, 2013, 06:00:53 am
I've just installed VL7 on my laptop, with french keyboard settings and french language support.
Everthing is fine, keyboard map is OK after I log in, but the keyboard setting remains US before I log in.
How can I fix this ?
Thanks !
Title: Re: Keyboard setting on login page
Post by: bigpaws on August 13, 2013, 06:37:14 am
Run vlocaleset as root

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Keyboard setting on login page
Post by: JDEB on August 13, 2013, 10:35:23 am
Thank you for this first attempt, but it didn't work.
Every time I run vlocaleset as root, the setting "US" is always active, whatever setting (in this case French, "FR") I chose.
Title: Re: Keyboard setting on login page
Post by: bigpaws on August 13, 2013, 10:43:59 am
I edited this post.

Look at /etc/X11/xorg.conf
now enter this at the kb section:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "MyKeyboard"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "XkbModel"      "pc105"
        Option          "XkbLayout"     "es"
        Option          "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"
EndSection

If you do not have a KB section or the file you can create it and enter the above.

HTH

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Keyboard setting on login page
Post by: JDEB on August 13, 2013, 12:10:26 pm
Sorry to bother you again, I have update /etc/xorg.conf file as follows:

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier   "Keyboard1"
    Driver        "kbd"
    Option      "XkbModel"      "pc105"
    Option      "XkbLayout"     "fr"
    Option      "XkbVariant"    "nodeadkeys"

EndSection

No change: login GUI is still configured with what looks like a US keyboard layout
Title: Re: Keyboard setting on login page
Post by: bigpaws on August 13, 2013, 12:15:40 pm
Try changing your identifier

Identifier        "Keyboard0"

Bigpaws
Title: Re: Keyboard setting on login page
Post by: JDEB on August 13, 2013, 11:48:39 pm
Hi bigpaws,
I tried to change conf file as you suggested: Keyboard0 instead of Keyboard1 : still the same problem!
Title: Re: Keyboard setting on login page
Post by: bigpaws on August 14, 2013, 06:44:14 am
This should get it fixed.

You need to edit ~/.drmc

[Desktop]
Language=de_DE.UTF-8   # change to your default lang
Layout=de   nodeadkeys # change to your keyboard layout

HTH

Bigpaws