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Thread: Belgian keyboard: backslash problem

  1. #1
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    Oct 2003
    Brussels, Belgium

    Belgian keyboard: backslash problem


    I've installed Knoppix on my laptop, changed some things with the help of a good friend, but still, I have a problem with the keyboard when using XFree (console tty are fine).

    It's a Belgian one, here is a picture:
    (my laptop doesn't have a numeric pad of course).

    The problem is that to get a backslash ("\" character), I should type AltGr + "<" (which is the key on the right of the left Shift key, see the picture). When I do that, I get a pipe symbol ("|").
    Backslash is available with AltGr + ")" (which is the key on the right of the "0" key).
    Other special characters (like @, , , |, etc.) are fine.

    I haven't noticed this problem with Debian which I am used to.

    For reference, here is the keyboard section of the XF96Config-4 file:

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "keyboard"
    Option "CoreKeyboard"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "be"


    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Ok. In Knoppix the keyboard is determined by a script.


    as root, edit the line:

    loadkeys /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/us.kmap.gz (or whatever)

    to reflect the keyboard you want

    and run

    /etc/init.d/ reload

  3. #3
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Yep, problem known, solution too:
    Are you using a recent Knoppix version? I posted this on the mailing
    list a good while ago, but I don't think anybody cared or took notice.
    That's about my only complaint: the perpetual &beta; status of knoppix.

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