Solved

How do I change my keyboard layout setting?

Posted on 2002-06-28
6
281 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Can anyone tell me how to change my keyboard setting to, say, US104 key?

I know I was asked to select my keyboard when I first installed RedHat Linux 7.1, but I do not know when I can change it.

Right now, I cannot use a single- and double quotation marks.  Thanks for helping a linux newbie.

golgo
0
Comment
Question by:golgo
6 Comments
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:ahoffmann
Comment Utility
XF86Setup
# go to the Keyboard tab
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:jlevie
Comment Utility
You can use kbdconfig from a console window to easily change to contents of /etc/sysconfig/keyboard, which determines what keyboard layout is loaded when the system boots. When X is configured the system keyboard definition will be inherited, or as ahoffman correctly pointed out can be manually configured.
0
 

Author Comment

by:golgo
Comment Utility
Thanks for your comments!

I'm wondering if there's a GUI solution in X windows (instead of command-line navigation) to change the keyboard layout...

In other words, is there a control panel in X to do this?

And, ahoffmann, how do I go to XF86Setup?  (I'm sorry I'm a complete newbie...!)

golgo
0
Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
ahoffmann earned 50 total points
Comment Utility
XF86Setup is the GUI. Or more correct: it's a GUI if there is a X server running, otherwise it's curses based.

XF86Setup is located in /usr/X11R6/bin, usually. just start it (from command line)
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:petereilering
Comment Utility
use xf86cfg
0
 

Author Comment

by:golgo
Comment Utility
Thanks, and sorry for my late reply!
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Join & Write a Comment

Currently, there is not an RPM package available under the RHEL/Fedora/CentOS distributions that gives you a quick and easy way to allow PHP to interface with Oracle. As a result, I have included a set of instructions on how to do this with minimal …
In this tutorial I will explain how to make squid prevent malwares in five easy steps: Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

7 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now