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    Linux Keyboard problem

    i have recently decided to learn linux in depth for the purpose of integrating it into my work network. since kde and gnome are worse than windows as far as being resource hogs im aiming for cli administration of the services. pursuing this is consuming all of my free time

    my main computer at home right now (the one im on now) is mdk 10.1 which is connected to the network via vpn.

    there's two annoyances that poped up. no freecell (which i corrected by installing wine) and three keyboard keys that don't seem to function. the right ALT, Windows and Sub-menue keys. its a dell keyboard BTW

    i tried installing kbdconfig. the last version i found was for mdk 9.2. all i got was this.

    critical error reading /etc/sysconfig/keyboard

    searching for a solution to this is coasting more time than its worth so if anyone can shed some light on this i would appreciate it. if not it's nothing i can't live with. :-)
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    Hi Tedob1,

    Hope you can make heads or tails of this...

    http://www.softwolves.pp.se/misc/arkiv/sv/18/9425.html
    kbdconfig (Red Hat) [Svenska grenen av Translation Project]

    http://www.ra.is/trans/rhinst/6.0/Xconfigurator/is.po
    is.po

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    couple more...

    all refered by ' critical error reading /etc/sysconfig/keyboard '...top 2 and these 2...

    http://carolina.mff.cuni.cz/~trmac/f...ig-xfree/sv.po
    sv.po

    http://www.rhce2b.com/clublinux/RHCE-9.shtml
    Steve's RHCE Study Guide: Other System Administration

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    thanks Egaladeist but those link don't seem to apply to my system.

    /etc/sysconfig/keyboard reads
    KBCHARSET=C
    KEYBOARD=us
    KEYTABLE=us

    but when i go to /usr/lib/kbd/keymaps there is no us.map only a bunch of gunziped files under i386/querty and the ones that are for us mapping dont seem to be for 104 keyboards or 101 for that matter...so where is the map that it's reading?
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    Hi Tedob1,

    Try these...I hope you have better luck...

    http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2001/1...ckeyboard.html
    Using Special Keyboards and Additional Keys in Linux

    http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/...sysconfig.html
    The /etc/sysconfig directory

    Wish I could be of more help but I'm shooting in the dark here.

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    "Wish I could be of more help but I'm shooting in the dark here."

    it's cool....im completly miffed!...and thanks for shooting at all.
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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    Will somebody wake gore up! There's a Linux question to be answered here ! He's online...probably asleep at the computer

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    How keymapping is done when the system is booted and how to change it.

    The file "/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit" contains the following line:

    loadkeys $KEYMAP > /dev/tty0 < /dev/tty0 2</dev/null && success "Loading default keymap" || failure "loading default keymap"

    $KEYMAP is previously defined as "/etc/sysconfig/console/default.kmap" if it exists, but normally it is defined as the value set in the file "/etc/sysconfig/keyboard" (which is normally "us" in the United Stated) if the directory "/usr/lib/kbd/keymaps" exists. Therefore the easy way to modify the key settings for the system is to modify the file /etc/sysconfig/keyboard to a new default value such as KEYTABLE="/etc/sysconfig/console/mykeymap". An example keymap file is shown in the section "Example Keymap File".
    http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/...ux_hltext.html

    Maybe a little convoluted, but imagine the sense of satisfaction
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    Thanks RC! thats 'exactly' what i was looking for.

    im going to try changing /etc/sysconfig/keyboard to"
    KBCHARSET=C
    KEYBOARD=us
    KEYTABLE="/etc/sysconfig/console/default.kmap"

    and see what happens. i just hope 'keyboarddrake', (which seems to uncompress and load a choosen file in i386) doesn't get in the way.
    Bukhari:V3B48N826 “The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’”

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