Newbee question - Keyboard UK
Where can i change my keyboard to a UK full version?
Hmmm, kbdcontrol? :-\
I tried several but just can't get my | key working :-(
I don't have a keyboard on my box so I haven't had that problem.
'|' works fine via ssh. ;)
Cry Havok last edited by
From memory, it's <shift><~> to get '|' on a UK keyboard when the mapping is set to US. If it isn't that it's one of the nearby keys.</shift>
Looking at the keyboard maps, uk.cp850.kbd contains the line:
086 '' '|' fs fs '' '|' fs fs O
I.e. | is shift+\ which seems correct.
Edit: As do all the uk keyboard maps so perhaps it's not changing map correctly.
Steve, thanks a lot, I did as follow in the shell: kbdcontrol -l uk.cp850.kbd and it works!!! Yippie
Will it remember this after a reboot?No :-(( how to get this done, sorry to be such a newbee!looking in the man, sorry will try first myself…
hmmmm, You may set variables in /etc/rc.conf or /etc/rc.conf.local in order to configure the keyboard at boot time.
But none of these files are there, before i mess up everything is it safe to create a /etc/rc.conf and add the keymap in it?
Or better do a new clean install and figure out what keyboard driver to choose from install point?
Clean install would be safest.
You can use shellcmd in your config.xml file in the system section.
<shellcmd>kbdcontrol -l uk.cp850.kbd</shellcmd>
You may have to include the complete path to kbdcontrol. At least this will get carried across an upgrade.
I had to put it indeed in the config.xml because i lost it after the updates.