How to get German keyboard layout?

How to get German keyboard layout?

Post by Mark Nei » Sat, 04 Mar 2006 22:21:46



Hi group,

my colleague installed Solaris 10 (x86) on her Toshiba Tecra S1.
When she booted, the machine came up with CDE using an American
keyboard layout, although a German keyboard is installed. Somehow,
both of us were unable to convince the OS to use the German keys.

I googled a while, but came up with no working solution.

How do you change the keyboard layout for CDE manually?
There is no /etc/dt directory nor do changes in the shell environment
seem to have any effect (not even for the console application).

I'd appreciate your help,
Mark

--
Mit dem gesunden Halbwissen eines Revisors l?sst sich ein Betrieb
zuverl?ssiger lahmlegen als mit einem Bombenanschlag.
[Holger Marzen in dasr]

 
 
 

How to get German keyboard layout?

Post by Juergen Kei » Sun, 05 Mar 2006 01:12:36



> my colleague installed Solaris 10 (x86) on her Toshiba Tecra S1.
> When she booted, the machine came up with CDE using an American
> keyboard layout, although a German keyboard is installed. Somehow,
> both of us were unable to convince the OS to use the German keys.

    eeprom kbd-type=German

should fix it both for the text console, and inside the GUI.

 
 
 

How to get German keyboard layout?

Post by Casper H.S. Di » Sun, 05 Mar 2006 01:27:48



>my colleague installed Solaris 10 (x86) on her Toshiba Tecra S1.
>When she booted, the machine came up with CDE using an American
>keyboard layout, although a German keyboard is installed. Somehow,
>both of us were unable to convince the OS to use the German keys.

There are some isses with this, I believe.

I think this happens when you run Xorg.  The workaround is,
I believe, as follows:

        - exit X
        - login on the command line
        - run kdmconfig, select Xsun
        - select the appropriate keyboard layout and devices,
          exit saving changes.
          (this should have fixed the OS settings)

        - run kdmconfig again and reselect Xorg

There might be a way to do this directly with "eeprom".

Casper
--
Expressed in this posting are my opinions.  They are in no way related
to opinions held by my employer, Sun Microsystems.
Statements on Sun products included here are not gospel and may
be fiction rather than truth.

 
 
 

How to get German keyboard layout?

Post by Michael Schult » Mon, 06 Mar 2006 22:18:58


I did install these patches and after that the problem
was away:

118860-01
118966-12
119116-14
119419-01

(I never tried eeprom but this could be an alternative to set
the keyboard type directly).

Michael


> Hi group,

> my colleague installed Solaris 10 (x86) on her Toshiba Tecra S1.
> When she booted, the machine came up with CDE using an American
> keyboard layout, although a German keyboard is installed. Somehow,
> both of us were unable to convince the OS to use the German keys.

> I googled a while, but came up with no working solution.

> How do you change the keyboard layout for CDE manually?
> There is no /etc/dt directory nor do changes in the shell environment
> seem to have any effect (not even for the console application).

> I'd appreciate your help,
> Mark

 
 
 

1. Ultra5 uses German keyboard layout for US keyboard after dtlogin...

Hi!

----

Ultra5 running Solaris 2.8 with Recommended&Security patch cluster from
July 2003 applied.
The machine uses the correct, US/English keyboard layout in console mode
and in the dtlogin screen (old keyboard was a german one... but that was
assassinated with little help from Pepsi, Inc.) ... but when the user
loggs in he has a german keyboard layout (a horror if someone uses the

anyone have an idea what may cause this problem (there is no file like
~/.key* in ${HOME}) ?

----

Bye,
Roland

--
  __ .  . __

  \__\/\/__/  MPEG specialist, C&&JAVA&&Sun&&Unix programmer
  /O /==\ O\  TEL +49 2426 901568 FAX +49 2426 901569
 (;O/ \/ \O;)

2. "hangs" on active mail filesystem

3. Mad Xsun uses German keyboard layout for US/UNIX keyboard...

4. Kernel Parameter semmns

5. keyboard layout german

6. kbiff

7. German Keyboard layout

8. Keyclicks stuck on

9. German Keyboard Layout iBook

10. NetBSD/vax: German keyboard layout

11. Problem with "swiss german" keyboard layout

12. How to find the keyboard type and keyboard layout?

13. Happy Hacking keyboard + USB KVM == strange keyboard layout