On Mon, 2002-02-18 at 21:53, Roger Chrisman wrote:
How do I set Dvorak keyboard emulation in SuSE 3.7?
trapped in Qwerty
here is how i do it... attached is keysym.dvorak
once in your desktop, open a shell and type
xmodmap -pke >keys.default
that'll give you a backup of your current keymap in case the next thing
messes you up:
and there you have it. to switch back to QWERTY, type:
note on some setups you may need to uncomment the line
!keycode 26 = 1 exclam
if you have trouble with your 1 key or . key
if you are really clever, put that xmodmap command into a shell script
and put it in your .kde/Autostart so you don't have to do it every time
you log in.
I don't know why, but the keyboard settings in KDE all seem to be for
x86 boxes. Why x86 keymaps are even included in PPC distros is a
complete mystery to me! (there are x86 console maps too)
note, this trick is only for XF86 ... it won't change your text
consoles. I actually hand-edited a whole console keymap for dvorak on
PPC, and then erased it somehow. It worked quite nicely. But that proved
it can be done... and it wasn't terribly difficult, either.