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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
> > (http://www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~goal/xfree/#config).
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 http://www.cygwin.com/problems.html
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.
Senior Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems