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Re: keyboard settings

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Alexander Gottwald wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Dec 2003, Cee Rainer wrote:
> >     I do not succeed in setting my german keyboard (portable PC, 88
> > keys) under Cygwin XFree86.  I have read the FAQ's and the hints on
> > the Chemnitz homepage
> > (
> >
I do not know how applicable to Cygwin Xfree86 those hints are.  AFAIK,
the goal of Cygwin XFree86 is to automatically detect the proper settings
from Windows when possible.

> > This is what I did so far:
> >
> > - I have copied the  XF86Config sample file into the directory
> > etc/X11/XF86Config, which I first had to create, and unpacked     it
> >
I think you meant /etc/X11/.  If that directory did not exist, you have an
installation problem.  Please then see
and *attach* an *uncompressed* cygcheck.out as requested.  This would be a
good idea anyway.

The XF86Config file should go in /etc/X11/.  But, IIRC, until
recently at least, this file was ignored.

> > - I have uncommented the lines
> >                             Option "XkbRules"    "xfree86"
> >                             Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
> >                             Option "XkbLayout"    "de"
> >
> > Nevertheless I still have the US keyboard settings. It seems as if the
> > config file is completely ignored. My /tmp directory is not mounted at
> > all. I am using the latest Cygwin version (1.5.5-1.)
> >
As above, depending on your version, it may be.  But, I suspect, you put
it in the wrong place.

I did not understand the relevance on the /tmp reference.

> What tells /tmp/XWin.log?
Alexander meant to please also attach this file.  Thanks.

Brian Ford
Senior Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
FlightSafety International
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