2.3 Setting Up Keyboard and Mouse
Reconfigure input devices such as the keyboard or the mouse, or add more
than one of these devices using the YaST Keyboard and Mouse modules.
2.3.1 Keyboard Layout
In case you want to replace a standard 104-key keyboard with a multimedia
keyboard or a use different language or country layout, proceed as
In YaST, click
. The SaX2
configuration tool reads the system resources and displays the
Select your keyboard model from the list.
In , select the country layout.
Depending on the country layout, you can choose a certain
. The selections are applied immediately for
As an option you can enable .
Check one or more boxes in the list. This feature is handy if you want
to switch between different languages or scripts in the running system
without the need for reconfiguration.
Before saving the configuration, use the field
at the bottom of the dialog to check if special characters like umlauts
and accented characters can be entered and displayed correctly.
Click to leave the configuration dialog and in
the following message click to apply your
NOTE: Configuring Console Keyboard Layout
By clicking the Step 7 the setup of the
console keyboard layout takes place at the same time. If you want to
change the console keyboard layout, either call yast
keyboard (the text mode interface) or check the
KEYTABLE and YAST_KEYBOARD
settings in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard.
button as described in
2.3.2 Mouse Model
The mouse is usually detected automatically, but you can set up your
mouse model manually if the automatic detection fails. Refer to the
documentation of your mouse for a description of the model. If you want
to modify your mouse configuration, proceed as follows:
In YaST, click . The SaX2 configuration
tool reads the system resources and displays the dialog.
Click and select your mouse model from the
Click to leave the configuration dialog and apply
your changes with .
part of the dialog, set various options
for operating your mouse.
If your mouse has only two buttons, a third button is emulated
whenever you click both buttons simultaneously.
Check this box to use a scroll wheel.
Check these options if you want to change the direction in which the
mouse pointer moves.
Check this box to make the button mapping suitable for left-hand
If your mouse does not have a scroll wheel but you want to use a
similar functionality, you can assign an additional button for this.
Select the button to use. While pressing this button, any movement of
the mouse is translated into scroll wheel commands. This feature is
especially useful with trackballs.