Should /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb be empty in the new XOrg
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Wed Aug 4 09:49:26 PDT 2004
On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 11:30:58 -0500
Edwin Culp <eculp at encontacto.net> wrote:
> After installing the new XOrg on today's current, I'm trying to
> setup my Spanish keyboards and the configuration options tell me
> that /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkbI is empty. I can't find another
> path. How should a person configure international keyboards?
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkbI <-- i'm assuming that the extra 'l' is a typo.
well, did you cd to that directory to look? if there is indeed nothing
there, you are probably going to run into some interesting problems.
i suspect, however, that everything is okay, because you would probably
already be complaining about not being able to type at all. (i think)
to set another keyboard, you can change (or add) a setting to xorg.conf:
Option "XkbLayout" "us" # from this
Option "XkbLayout" "es" # to this OR
Option "XkbLayout" "us,es" # to this AND
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:ctrls_toggle" # this
"XkbOptions", as specified above, will allow you to switch keyboard maps by
hitting both CTRL keys at the same time.
please note, some non-english keyboards are more complicated than
others and might not play well in the "XkbLayout" setting unless alone.
i have never used 'es' so i don't know about it, but 'ca' and 'ca_enhanced'
(canadian bilingual keyboards) are two such examples.
if you do run into a problem with method 1, there is always method 2.
> setxkbmap es # to spanish
> setxkbmap us # back to default english
for a list of the valid language codes visit /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols
hope this helps.
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