[Slackdocs] Regarding localization, I need help with keyboard-settings

Eric Hameleers eric.hameleers at alienbase.nl
Tue Nov 6 00:40:58 CET 2012

On 11/05/2012 10:55 PM, Markus Hutmacher wrote:
> Hello together,
> I'm writing about Localization. setxkbmap command and how to use it in
> order to change the keyboard-layout.
> Following situation:
> 1. The system boots to runlevel 4
> 2. The systemwide settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ don't meet the
> users requirements regarding the keyboard-settings (for example a
> german user on an american computer).
> 3. The user has written a little script which uses setxkbmap in order
> to adapt the keyboard-settings.
> Question: where does this user place the script? I'm searching for a
> solution which is valid for gdm, kdm and xdm as well.
> It seems to be an issue that setxkbmap overrides any keyboard-settings
> so that it should not run after other keyboard-settings have been
> configured.
> I've not yet found information to this special case for any
> Linux-distribution.
> Maybe this isn't even possible....
> Thanks in advance
> Markus
Have you tried ~/.xprofile yet?


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