[kde-linux] Keyboard layout on Macbook

Paulo J. Matos pocm at soton.ac.uk
Sat Jul 5 17:17:06 UTC 2008

Hi all,

I got a macbook so the first thing I did was to install Gentoo Linux
and KDE 3.5.9.
I am having some trouble configuring the keyboard.
In my X file I have:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier      "Keyboard1"
    Driver          "kbd"
    Option          "XkbRules"              "xorg"
    Option          "XkbModel"              "pc105"
    Option          "XkbLayout"             "uk"
    Option          "XkbOptions"            "numpad:mac"

The in the KDE control panel I go to keyboard layouts and add United
Kingdom Layout, keymap gb, variant mac, label mac and the following
line shows up:
setxkbmap -model apple_laptop -layout gb -variant mac

I dont think I need to do anything with this line (I guess it is just
informational). So I restart X and now my arrows are not working,
tilde near left shift is also not working and a couple of other keys.

Is there anyone out there who solved this?


Paulo Jorge Matos - pocm at soton.ac.uk
PhD Student @ ECS
University of Southampton, UK

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