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    layout switching not working in knoppix 7.2 - this becomes a tradition

    Again i have problems with layout switching - this time in KNOPPIX 7.2
    i used menu preferences>KDE system settings > input devices > keyboard > layouts
    here i added new layout configure layouts is checked ,show layout indicator is checked
    in advanced configure keyboard options is checked
    in key(s) to change layout "left alt + left shift"is checked
    apply is pressed
    AND ...
    No layout indicator is shown and pressing left alt + left shift does not change the layout
    setxkbmap works but sets layout for the correct language but different from that i set in KDE system settings

    i look back and i see this problem is here since version 6.2 and is not fixed yet!
    So what it turns out ? KNOOPIX does not support keyboard layout switching ?
    Can someone help me to make knoppix 7.2 switching layouts from GUI?
    Thanks
    Best regards

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    KDE system settings are for the KDE and not the LXDE desktop. Please try
    Knoppix => Chose Restart KNOPPIX Desktop => kde => [OK]
    Do your settings and you'll see the keyboard layout indicator and also the shortcut for switching layout will work.

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    in version 6 this was working for lxde. and why kde system settings is mentioned in preferences ? it not working for lxde. and there is no lxde system settings. Isn`t it strange ?
    there was some haiku error messages in internet
    one of them was: yesterday it was working , today it does not working, windows goes this way...
    but seems linux too , and it goes much further...

    so what to do to have keyboard layout switching in lxde gui ?


    thanks
    Best rgards

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    Open (as root) the file '/etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart' and append
    Code:
    @setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle us,de
    Do also "Right-click on the panel => Add / Remove Panel Items => Add => Keyboard Layout Switcher"

    Restart the LXDE session. In this example you can use the icon within the panel or [Alt Shift] to toggle. Instead of "us,de" use the keyboard settings you would prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werner P. Schulz View Post
    Open (as root) the file '/etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart' and append
    Code:
    @setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle us,de
    Do also "Right-click on the panel => Add / Remove Panel Items => Add => Keyboard Layout Switcher"

    Restart the LXDE session. In this example you can use the icon within the panel or [Alt Shift] to toggle. Instead of "us,de" use the keyboard settings you would prefer.
    Yes! This works!

    Thanks

    Best regards

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    how to open as root?I tried "knoppix->Root Shell" and typed " /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart", but encountered "Permission denied".Now what i have to do?Thanks.

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    hi, how to open "autostart", as root.I tried "Knoppix->Root Shell" and typed "/etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart" and encountered "Permission Denied".Know what I have to do?Thanks.

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    how to open as root?

    Quote Originally Posted by Werner P. Schulz View Post
    Open (as root) the file '/etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart' and append
    Code:
    @setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle us,de
    Do also "Right-click on the panel => Add / Remove Panel Items => Add => Keyboard Layout Switcher"

    Restart the LXDE session. In this example you can use the icon within the panel or [Alt Shift] to toggle. Instead of "us,de" use the keyboard settings you would prefer.
    Hi,
    I tried to open file as root in the following way:
    "Knoppix->Root Shell" and tried the command "/etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart", but encountered the error, "permission denied".
    what I have to do?
    Thanks

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