X server and xinit works excellent....almost.
cswiger at mac.com
Wed Nov 9 21:10:35 UTC 2011
On Nov 9, 2011, at 12:02 PM, Michael Cardell Widerkrantz wrote:
>> And should HAL have discovered my swedish keyboard automatically in
>> the first place, so there was something going wrong there?
> How would HAL know that the keyboard had a Swedish layout? No such
> information is sent through USB or PS/2 when you attach a keyboard.
True for PS/2, but not true for USB-- the USB Vendor & Product ID can identify different keyboard types and let you infer the country. For example, see:
At the moment, I happen to be using a:
Apple Pro Keyboard:
Product ID: 0x020b
Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Inc.)
Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Mitsumi Electric
Location ID: 0x3d111300 / 6
Current Available (mA): 250
Current Required (mA): 50
...and this database would correctly let the system know that I'm using US layout:
020b Pro Keyboard [Mitsumi, A1048/US layout]
If you figure out that a Logitech Tangentbord K120 (or an Apple MC184S) is connected, then you've got a Swiss keyboard, and so forth.
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