View Full Version : 2 things that still bug me

05-24-2003, 06:04 AM
Knoppix (or the HD install) is now my favourite distro, but two things still bug me:

1. Is there any way to get an italian keyboard installed? Sure, in Kde it's a peice of cake, but if I get stuck in console mode or Gnome I'm left trying to guess where the keys on a US keyboard are.

2. I can't get xmms (for example) to show any accents apart from i with umlauts!

simply don't work (and are displayed as gaps).

BTW, I'm using an Italian keyboard, but the language is English UK (or it would be, were everyone else in Europe not convinced that we spoke -- and spelt -- Amerikan). :cry:

Other than that, it's a stunning (meta) distro.

05-25-2003, 07:49 AM
If you look at /etc/init.d/keymap.sh in line 22 you should see this:

loadkeys /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/us.kmap.gz

edit the file so it has the italian keymap listed:

loadkeys /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/it.kmap.gz

save the file and then reload the keymap with the following command:

/etc/init.d/keymap.sh reload

If you still have problems there are 2 or 3 other italian keymaps listed in /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty (that is if you have a qwerty keyboard, if it is another layout look in that directory).



05-26-2003, 01:32 AM
Thanks Rock: that did the trick -- no more fumbling around in the dark trying to find the right key!

I wonder if the Xmms issue is about which character/fontset it uses? anyone got any ideas?