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Re: Keyboard Layout in KDE 3.2.x (Debian Sarge)

Resources and HOWTO set up de_CH on an iBook:
HTH for PBooks as well, 

Am Die, den 10.08.2004 schrieb Roland Wegmann um 11:39:
> Hello All
> At the moment I try to set up an Alu Powerbook Swiss German Keyboard
> Layout in KDE 3.2. In the configuration file XF86config-4 I use the
> following settings:
> ----snip
> Section "InputDevice"
>     Identifier      "Keyboard0"
>     Driver          "keyboard"
>     Option          "CoreKeyboard"
>     Option          "XkbRules"      "xfree86"
>     Option          "Xkbmodel"      "macintosh"
>     Option          "XkbLayout"     "de_CH"
> ----snip
> But there are a lot of missing swiss german keys in KDE 3.2 (sarge). I
> know that I can set a keyboard layout in kde itself using 'Region&.../
> keyboard layout'. But there no macintosh opportunities. Further, I used
> the command 'setxkbmap -v -rules xfree86 -model macintosh -layout de_CH',
> but this didn't help either (the less bigger key was replaced; still no
> èéàöäü...).
> Somewhere I read that KDE does not use XF86Config setting. Is this right?
> Therefore I would like to test my X Server setting in another envrionment
> than KDE. I installed all x-window packages (aptitude), but I cannot
> start another x-window-manager both startx and xdm ends in KDE3.2.
> What do I have to change that I can launch a simple x-window-system that
> uses the keyboard definition of XF86Config?
> Where reads KDE 3.2 its keyboard definitions? Until now I only found the
> file 'kxkb_groups' (or something like that; at the moment I am in a OSX
> environment).
> Kind regards and thanks in advance for helping me
> Roland Wegmann
> rowe_gnu@gmx.net

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