International keyboard

Stavros Giannouris stavrosg2002 at
Fri Aug 18 23:50:27 CEST 2006

Στις Fri, 18 Aug 2006 22:05:02 +0000
Ο/Η joe_schmoe <geek_show at> έγραψε:

> Hi all
> I'm on a Slack10.2 machine that is running the default Slack
> Xfce4.2.0 desktop. I am based in the UK so I want to be able to use a
> UK keyboard. I also dual-boot into other Linux distros and WinXP.
> Whenever I come back into Xfce though - it never remembers my
> keyboard map preference. How can I get it to remember it from one
> login to the next. KDE does it, but I don't know how. To get the
> keyboard map to coincide with the keys I'm using I have to enter kxkb
> at the command line. That is a bit of a pain.
KDE sets the keyboard settings individualy as it seems, while Xfce uses
the settings specified in /etc/X11/(xorg.conf|XF86Config-4).

Check the abovementioned file, it should have a section like this one:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard1"
    Driver      "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules"   "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel"   "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout"  "us"
Change "us" to "gb" and you should be fine.

> Cheers
> /js

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