7.4.1. Keyboard setup
Setting the keyboard layout is done using the loadkeys command for text consoles. Use your local X
configuration tool or edit the Keyboard section in
XF86Config manually to configure the
layout for graphical mode. The XkbdLayout
is the one you want to set:
This is the default. Change it to your local settings by
replacing the quoted value with any of the names listed in the
subdirectories of your keymaps directory.
If you can't find the keymaps, try displaying their location on
your system issuing the command
It is possible to combine layout settings, like in this
Make a backup of the /etc/X11/XF86Config file before editing it! You
will need to use the root account to do this.
Log out and reconnect in order to reload X settings.
The Gnome Keyboard Applet
enables real-time switching between layouts; no special pemissions
are needed for using this program. KDE has a similar tool for switching between