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|Posted: Mon 19 Jun 2006, 20:51 Post subject:
Puppy 2.01 and the International Keyboard - How to
////////Edited on 6-24-06 after reading another thread which mentioned it........
You must be in XORG for this to work. Xvesa doesn't work.
//////end of edit
Here's a way to get your keyboard working in 2 languages without using the Command Line (I don't really know how to use it, so I did the following and it worked for me)... It also worked in Puppy 2.00.
Go to this website and download the xkb_108.tar.gz file as directed
Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:53 am Post subject: Fix for int'l keyboards (Xkb) in Puppy 108/108r1 - Rev1
at the bottom of the first post is the entry where to get the necessary file...
The forum's storage space for attachments seems to be full, so Mark (MU) has kindly offered to store xkb_108.tar.gz on his website.
You can download it here
click on the word here, and save the file to your hard drive.
The file was automatically saved to my my-documents directory. Left click on the xkb_108.tar.gz file.
This will bring up the XArchive program and you should on Select All, then click on Extract.
You should see a directory (file folder) called usr in your my-documents directory (pass your mouse over the open my-documents directory so the usr folder will appear.
Go to /etc/X11/xkb
Drag the usr directory from the my-documents directory to the /etc/X11/xkb directory. Close both directories.
Go to /etc/X11 and left click the mouse on xorg.conf. This will cause it to open.
Search for the entry that starts:
and erase the entry starting at
and ending with
Copy and paste the following into that area you just removed:
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us, il" ### CHANGE il TO YOUR LANGUAGE CODE ###
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll,caps:shift,altwin:menu"
Change the "il" to your language code - I use "latam" for Latin America rather than es for Spain, because of the keyboards sold in Latin America...they have a specific combination of keys to get the right accent mark over the letters a e i o u. The key combination is different for Spain, but the results are the same.
Be sure to leave the quote marks around the 2 languages selected.
Save the document as xorg.conf , and close the directory.
Reboot your computer.
The keyboard should now be able to be switched between English and whatever other language you chose (my case was latam for Spanish - Latin America key combination).
To switch between languages:::
left shift key/alt key combination.
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