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SUSE and keyboard layout

Hi.

Yet Another Stupid Question (YASQ):

I run a few machines running SUSE 9.1 Pro and all is well with them - in principle. However, I feel that the SUSE KDE is somewhat heavy and even a >2 GHz machine w 512 M RAM struggles a bit during startup. So, i tried using WindowMaker, which is one of my favourites, on my personal machine. As expected startup was much quicker. The PROBLEM is that I lose the swedish keyboard layout....

The question is: Is there a way to set a global KB layout in SUSE, one that will permeate through to whicever desktop I choose?

Or, if that is not possible: Does someone know how I tell WindowMaker that I want a swedish KB layout?

Cheers
/RID
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rindiCommented:
Do you have a keyboard file in /etc/sysconfig? Is the definition set to swedish there (Do you have a swedish layout when not starting X)?

Do you have a keyboard setting in /etc/X11/XF86Config or whichever name your particular config file has.

Mine has the following entry:

Section "InputDevice"
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   Option           "XkbLayout" "de_CH"

for my swiss keyboard.
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ridAuthor Commented:
I'll most certainly check this. I'm out of office for a few days but I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!
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ridAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay.
When I run without X (runlevel 3) I have swedish KB layout, but when I start WM I lose it to the US layout.

The entry in XF86Config is "se-latin1".

A pity. WM is so much quicker...
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ridAuthor Commented:
I got this solved, with the aid of your input. It turned out that KDE (default desktop) seems to use its own keymap setting and other GUI's rely on sysconfig - that's what it looks like from my point of veiw, anyway. AND the swedish eymap seems broken, so I had to set it to finnish to get the åäö working. Now all is well... Thanks
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