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  • PayoonPayoon January 2010
    Hi folks,
    I have installed Sltay-xorg to use a better screen resolution. However after I updateted, I found that my keyboard was changed. The boot log says to fr-ch latin. I tried to change it back to de-latin with keyboard mapping, but it didnt work. The keyboard stays in the wrong locale.
    To help find the error I have to say, that in the past I have tried to install nvidia driver with cooking 3.0 and the same happened. After installing nvidia driver ,which didnt work, mz kezboard was changed and i couldnt change it back.
    Please help me to change back to de-keyboard.
  • LuXLuX January 2010
    Hello Payoon,

    * Payoon said:
    I have installed Sltay-xorg to use a better screen resolution. However after I updateted, I found that my keyboard was changed.

    There is something which puzzle's me in what you said: your keyboard was changed relatively to which earlier state? I suppose that you meant that your keyboard was not recognised properly from the begining in Slitaz-xorg, not that it was recognised at first boot in Slitaz-xorg and that it changed later.

    If so, in order to teach Xorg how to deal properly with your keyboard, you just have to edit (as root) it's configuration file /etc/X11/xorg.cong.

    * Before changing anything, backup the file. You can do this with one command (as root):
    $ cd /etc/X11 ; cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.bak

    * Then open the file xorg.conf with your favorite text editor, say leafpad (please use a text editor, not a huge program like openoffice which may change some things in the text file that you don't ask him to change). Look for the section concerning the keyboard. On my Slitaz-xorg it looks like this:
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbLayout" "fr"

    * You can see there what you have to change: the value of the option "XkbLayout" should be set to "de", I suppose, instead of "fr" in my case. So you just have to replace "fr" by "de", save xorg.conf and restart Xorg.

    * If you want more information on xorg.conf, have a look at the sub-section "xorg.conf - configuration file" of this page of the handbook:

    Note: I'm assuming here that you are using Slitaz-xorg as a permantent system (normal install in a partition of your HD or something equivalent) not as a live system. Otherwise the solution is the same but in addition you have to save in some way what you change to your live system.

    Hope this helps,

    PS: I don't know how you installed Slitaz-Xorg. Personnaly I did a classical install in a partition, and at first boot I passed to it via the Grub's menu alle the option I wanted it to know, and among them the option "lang=fr_FR.UTF-8" (I wanted an UTF-8 system, but of course you can replace it by your favourite german latin-1 locale if you wish). This was enough for Xorg to be configured properly for my needs, and I think that it should have been the same for you.

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