german keyboard

german keyboard

Post by Langelage, Fran » Sat, 02 Aug 2003 04:57:04



On my blade 150 I attached a german ps/2 keyboard through an ps/2 to USB
adapter.
The machine recognizes this keyboard, but it with english / american layout.

How to say solaris that it is a german keyboard ?

Thanks in advance
Frank Langelage

 
 
 

german keyboard

Post by Juergen Kei » Sat, 02 Aug 2003 22:33:52



> On my blade 150 I attached a german ps/2 keyboard through an ps/2 to
> USB adapter.

> The machine recognizes this keyboard, but it with english / american layout.

> How to say solaris that it is a german keyboard ?

Apparently this works automatically with Sun's USB keyboards, because
they indentify with an USB country code of "DE", or something like
that.

PC USB keyboards (and this probably includes your PS/2 -> USB device)
don't define an USB country code so the system uses the default of "us
english" layout.

On Solaris x86, the same problem exists and is solved by running
/etc/init.d/keymap (linked to /etc/rcS.d/S33keymap.sh) early at system
startup, and this script run /usr/lib/set_keyboard_layout.

The set_keyboard_layout script is not included with Solaris SPARC, but
is exactly what you need to tell the USB keyboard driver to use
a keyboard layout != english.

To set the USB keyboard to a "German" keyboard layout,
set_keyboard_layout runs the command loadkeys with the undocumented
"-s" option:

      /usr/bin/loadkeys -s 9

The loadkeys command should work with USB keyboards on Solaris SPARC.

Valid layout codes for the "loadkeys -s" option can be found in
/usr/share/lib/keytables/type_6/layout_*

 
 
 

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

Hi!

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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}) ?

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Bye,
Roland

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