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nicefinger

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Swedish keymap .. impossible?
« on: March 08, 2009, 09:56:49 pm »
My vector is a nice experience .. but some errors are there that needs to be solved.
During install one could choose keymap. There is a box to test it. Swedish did not work .. I choosed default english and hoped to solve the problem later. But it seems hard.
You can not do it via GUI, not possible to add keymaps there. I tried to change xorg.conf but do not know exactly how.
Swedish keymap package seems broken.
From xorg.0.log
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(EE) Error compiling keymap (server-0)
(EE) XKB: Couldn't compile keymap
(WW) Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
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(WW) Option "XkbModel" requires an string value
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "se"
(**) Keyboard0: XkbLayout: "se"
(WW) Option "XkbVariant" requires an string value
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Can someone get something out of that?

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Re: Swedish keymap .. impossible?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 10:55:50 pm »
It's actually pretty easy to do in Xorg.conf.  Open the file in your favorite text editor as root.  Look for the line that reads:

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Option  "XkbLayout"  "us"    ## KEYBOARD_MAP!
Change us to the correct code for Sweden (sv IIRC).  You'll need to logout of X.  The next time you start X you should have the correct keyboard layout.

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Re: Swedish keymap .. impossible?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 08:00:57 am »
Eeeh .. I tried that .. was not that easy ..

caitlyn

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Re: Swedish keymap .. impossible?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 10:28:36 pm »
Well... that did work for my Hebrew keyboard so I don't know what else to suggest.  Sorry...
eMachines EL-1300G desktop, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650e CPU, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6150 SE video
CentOS 6.5 (will try VL64-7.1 soon)

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1

M0E-lnx

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Re: Swedish keymap .. impossible?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 10:43:29 am »
You can also try
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setxkbmap -layout <your_keyboard_layout_here> [-model <your_keyboard_model_here]the -model option is optional

nicefinger

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Re: Swedish keymap .. impossible?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2009, 11:04:49 am »
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nicefinger:$ setxkbmap -layout se
Error loading new keyboard description

No it does not work ....

M0E-lnx

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Re: Swedish keymap .. impossible?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2009, 12:03:38 pm »
That's an upstream problem with xorg... not Vector.
Google that error message and see for yourself

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Re: Swedish keymap .. impossible?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2009, 12:15:30 pm »
That's an upstream problem with xorg... not Vector.
Google that error message and see for yourself

Okeyyy .... I what can I do about it?

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Re: Swedish keymap .. impossible?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 02:15:04 am »
Hello mannen. Read this : http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=2595.0 ( open a terminal window,go root and type mc press enter and you got a nice filemanager with built in editor just go to to file and press F4 ) Try this and good luck!