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chrismwere

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Nov 2010, 17:27    Post subject:  British Keymap issue
Subject description: Puppy doesn't seem to want to save my brittish keymap
 

This is in reference to puppy 5.1.1. I've installed this onto an oldish pc as a normal hard disk install. Everything works absolutely fine except I can't change by keymap to en_gb (or English/Great Britain). It worked on the puppy live CD an i could change it on the first boot of the new system, but on the second boot and all others after that I simply couldn't change my keymap. I've reinstalled puppy and the very same thing happened. I think perhaps if I were to offer a stab in the dark solution, is there a config file I could edit or something like that?

For what it's worth here is my lspci:

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 12)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 12)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 Controller (rev 12)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 12)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus Controller (rev 12)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 12)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 12)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV570 [Radeon X1950 Pro] (rev 9a)
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV570 [Radeon X1950 Pro] (secondary) (rev 9a)
02:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:0b.0 USB Controller: OPTi Inc. 82C861 (rev 10)
02:0d.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI


It's not too bad because the keyboard layouts are similarish. But I really quit like puppy on the desktop and I don't know if in due course this will turn me off it.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Nov 2010, 17:50    Post subject:  

chrismwere wrote:
I've installed this onto an oldish pc as a normal hard disk install.
In your mind what is this type of install?
We speak liveCD, frugal and full install.

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov 2010, 18:05    Post subject:  

Sorry, I meant a full install.
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov 2010, 19:29    Post subject:  

In /etc/X11 there is a file xorg.conf.
In the input section there is a line with XkbLayout and a country code.
If you have us there change it to uk.
Restart X
If it is uk, then I don't know.

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov 2010, 19:34    Post subject:  

Béèm wrote:
chrismwere wrote:
I've installed this onto an oldish pc as a normal hard disk install.
In your mind what is this type of install?
We speak liveCD, frugal and full install.


Full install was originally called "normal" install in Puppy; just like
every other Linux os.

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov 2010, 19:41    Post subject:  

rjbrewer wrote:
Béèm wrote:
chrismwere wrote:
I've installed this onto an oldish pc as a normal hard disk install.
In your mind what is this type of install?
We speak liveCD, frugal and full install.


Full install was originally called "normal" install in Puppy; just like
every other Linux os.
I never saw 'normal' in the puppy installer, but full.
So to avoid confusion, better to speak frugal, full.

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov 2010, 20:40    Post subject:  

Béèm wrote:



So to avoid confusion, better to speak frugal, full.



From the universal installer:

2. FULL
A "normal" Linux installation.

To avoid confusion, learn to use both.

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Nov 2010, 21:35    Post subject:  

Can you try 5.2 (in late Beta) from CD/DVD with the 'puppy pfix=ram' option during boot up which has enhanced recognition and a keyboard testing area not in 5.1.1?

I am in the USA franchise subsidiary formerly known as UK/Britain and find my £ powered keyboard works OK when typing in the english language.
Would probably work 'more better' [sic] if I could spell . . . Wink

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Nov 2010, 08:30    Post subject:  

rjbrewer wrote:
Béèm wrote:



So to avoid confusion, better to speak frugal, full.



From the universal installer:

2. FULL
A "normal" Linux installation.

To avoid confusion, learn to use both.
Quote:
Frugal The files vmlinuz, initrd.gz and pup_xxx.sfs (and maybe z*.sfs, the "zdrv") are copied to a partition. This partition may already have something installed on it and that will not be disturbed. This can be any type of partition, MSDOS, Windows (FAT, NTFS) or Linux (EXT2, EXT3, EXT4 or REISERFS). For most people this is the recommended option.
Full A full installation, taking over the entire partition. This is the normal traditional Linux hd installation, and requires the partition to have a Linux filesystem (EXT2, EXT3, EXT4 or REISERFS).
So in the the instructions 'how to install puppy' only frugal and full are referenced in the paragraph title. The rest is only explanation.
So I still have the opinion to speak solely of frugal and full to avoid any discussion.

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