[Grml] How to setup Xorg keyboard layout ?

Frédéric Boiteux fboiteux at calistel.com
Fri Sep 2 07:54:23 CEST 2011

Le Fri, 02 Sep 2011 03:22:52 +0200,
Darshaka Pathirana <dpat at syn-net.org> a écrit :

> Hi!
> On 01.09.2011 13:53, Frédéric Boiteux wrote:
>> >    Could you tell me what syntax can we use in xkeyboard
> > definition, or how to setup my Bépo keyboard layout (if possible) ?
> Hmm. Variants of keyboard layouts (currently) does not seem to be
> implemented:
> [1] http://qr.cx/J1ri
> One need to add a new bootoption (e.g. xkeyvariant) and introduce a
> new variable (e.g. XKEYVARIANT) in '/etc/grml/autoconfig.functions' to
> write this into '/etc/sysconfig/keyboard'.
> After that this variable needs to be parsed by 'grml_keyboard' in
> '$HOME/.xinitrc.d' resp. '/etc/skel/.xinitrc.d'.
> With these changes it should be possible to set "xkeyboard=fr
> xkeyvariant=bepo".
> I've attached two (untested) patches (against the files in grml
> 2011.05) to get an idea. Maybe it can be helpful or even useful.. ;)

	Thanks for your quick reply !

  I don't know well grml yet, only tested the ISO, so I don't know what
to do with your patches yet :-)
  Perhaps it could be simpler to add a new choice in the console menu
proposing different keyboard layouts ?


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