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Fix for international keyboards (Xkb) in Puppy 1.0.8 - (OLD)
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pakt


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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb 2006, 08:49    Post subject:  Fix for international keyboards (Xkb) in Puppy 1.0.8 - (OLD)  

This post has been superceeded by this post: http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=6396

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Revised instructions after feedback from Barry:

To get your international keyboard to work in Puppy 1.0.8, do these steps:

1. Download and save attached file xkbcomp.gz in /root

2. Open a rxvt terminal and unpack the file
# gunzip xkbcomp.gz

3. Copy to /usr/X11R6/bin/
# cp xkbcomp /usr/X11R6/bin/

4. Press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to quit X

5. Type "xwin" to restart X again

Now your international keyboard should work in Puppy 1.0.8
No changes are neccessary to xorg.conf.

Note: There may be other xkb binary files needed for some functions like lior2b's "alt-shift" option in xorg.conf. I haven't tested yet.

The Xkb binary file is from lior2b's xkb.tar.gz. See thread http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=5993
post #5 for more information.

Paul

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb 2006, 10:03    Post subject:  

where did you take it from ?
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb 2006, 10:22    Post subject:  

i took it from my debian sarge install. it didnt work.
but you do use 1.0.8 i use 1.0.7. maybe puppy developers
added some more to 1.0.8.
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb 2006, 10:22    Post subject:  

D**n,
I had these extra apps in puppy2, left them out when updating
1.0.8.

For xkbcomp, you don't have to change the link.
Just place xkbcomp in /usr/X11R6/bin/.

Do you actually need the link /etc/X11/xkb to
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb?
I left that out deliberately, didn't think it was needed.

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pakt


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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb 2006, 10:26    Post subject:  

noob0 wrote:
where did you take it from ?

See thread http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=5993
5th post for lior2b's xkb.tar.gz
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb 2006, 10:39    Post subject:  

BarryK wrote:

Do you actually need the link /etc/X11/xkb to
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb?
I left that out deliberately, didn't think it was needed.

Nope, doesn't seem to be needed. Just before I read your post I did some more testing after removing the link. My keyboard still works.

It is interesting to see what appears to be a lot of redundancy in xkb.tar.gz. Maybe a lot of xorg proper can be skimmed off as well...

Paul
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb 2006, 11:45    Post subject:  

still, no luck
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb 2006, 11:50    Post subject:  

if xkb fails, you still might use xmodmap:
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=4656

But it would be better to find a solution with xkb instead of xmodmap.
Mark
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