Spanish keyboard in X

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Jul 18 17:36:40 UTC 2010

On Sun, 18 Jul 2010 09:49:16 -0700 (PDT), Leonardo M. Ramé <martinrame at> wrote:
> Hi,I'm trying to configure spanish keyboard in FreeBsd 8.1-RC2
> with no luck, I've read many documents on the web, but they seem
> to be rather old, or assume that the user has Gnome or KDE
> installed, I use Awesome WM.
> Any hint?

What's wrong about the "old-fashioned" way of using xorg.conf as
a central means of X configuration? :-)

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Keyboard0"
        Driver          "kbd"
        Option          "XkbModel"              "pc105"
        Option          "XkbLayout"             "de"
        Option          "AutoRepeat"            "250 30"

Of course, you have to set the correct codes for spanish layout
(setting XkbLayout), it should be "es".

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