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changing system keyboard layout

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Well, a little before Christmas I bought an IBM Model M keyboard, and because of the keycaps I was finally able to rearrange the keyboard into Dvorak, which I'd been wanting to learn for a while but it was too hard to learn Dvorak while continually trying to look down to a QWERTY keyboard. Well, due to needing to print and getting Black and White II, I've been using Windoze for a while...so I'm finally back in Linux due to the rediscovery of Project Looking Glass and the discovery that it actually runs at a decent speed on Linux...but the probem is, though I have KDE using Dvorak, the CLI doesn't...meaning to login I have to use QWERTY, which is EXTREMELY difficult (I have to pull out an old keyboard and look off of it)...

So...how can I change it for, like, the whole system and not just KDE? I'm currently using Slackware 10.2.

 

[moved from Everything Linux by spinynorman]

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You can define the default language in /etc/lilo.conf. Add a e.g. lang=us section to it (or whatever keyboard layout you want to use).

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Besides defining it in lilo.conf, I'm guessing you'll want to define it in xorg.conf (or XF6Config) too.

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