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Swedish keybord on Dell and Toshiba laptops?
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bmjbmj

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Dec 2006, 06:14    Post subject:  Swedish keybord on Dell and Toshiba laptops?
Subject description: Swedish keybord on Dell and Toshiba laptops?
 

Hello

I have a problem on several laptops from Toshiba and Dell. The swedish characters "åäö" [a-ring, a-doubledot, o-doubledot] is mapped to AltGr + the characters key and not stright to the key. It is like having to press AltGr + A to get an A on a us keybord.

The language is set to .SE and I have tested several "setxkbmap" combinations in vain. I need to get the scancode for the AltGr + swedish character and "showkey" is not a part of puppy. Is ther a replacement comand? or is ther a way to figure out the scancode from that the ö letter is produced by AltGr ö? The files in xkb folder is a bit complex and depends on each other.

WR/ B Mathias Johansson
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I tryed to search the web and the forum and found nothing. If the answer is already posted pleas giv mi a link.
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pakt


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PostPosted: Sun 03 Dec 2006, 11:39    Post subject:  

Which version of Puppy are you using?
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bmjbmj

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Dec 2006, 15:54    Post subject:  

Oh sorry Embarassed !
That is of course a vital piece of information! I'm using 2.12.

WR BMJ
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Dec 2006, 22:23    Post subject:  

if you are using the xvesa X server, it does not support xkb ... to use intl keyboards you should use the Xorg X server

look in the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf ... there should be a line like this:

Option "XkbLayout" "se" #xkeymap0

if it is set to "us", change it to "se" and restart X (or reboot)

there are variations in the basic keyboard:

Option "XkbLayout" "se" #xkeymap0
Option "XkbVariant" "se"

Option "XkbLayout" "se" #xkeymap0
Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"

Option "XkbLayout" "se" #xkeymap0
Option "XkbVariant" "rus"

# Norwegian Northern Sami keyboard
Option "XkbLayout" "se" #xkeymap0
Option "XkbVariant" "smi"
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bmjbmj

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Dec 2006, 13:24    Post subject: Thanks  

I was using xvesa X server and a switch to Xorg X server fixed the problem.

Thanks a bunch for explaing the differens for me Very Happy

You probably know this already but Puppy 2.12 works fantastic on Toshiba Tecra 530CDT and Dell Latitude C600 as long as you have 128 - 256 MB of RAM.

Once again Thanks
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