Bug 12195 - Norwegian keyboard not used in X
Summary: Norwegian keyboard not used in X
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 12191
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-06-13 13:06 UTC by Kjartan Maraas
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-14 11:38:41 UTC
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Description Kjartan Maraas 2000-06-13 13:06:13 UTC
Choosing Norwegian language during install results in this
being used on the console, but not in X.

Comment 1 Brock Organ 2000-06-13 14:33:53 UTC
hmmm ... though there are a few spots of untranslated English text in the
install, using both boot.img and bootnet.img with a GUI install brings up X in
Norweigan for me ...

Comment 2 Brock Organ 2000-06-13 21:07:48 UTC
clarification from Kjartan:

> What I meant was that after the machine boots up again,
> I have norwegian keymappings on the console with "-" next
> to the right shift key and "/" as shift+7 etc. In X I have
> "/" on the key next to the right shift key (on the left that
> is) and something else on shift+7, ie US mapping. This is
> wrong and also not consistent.
> Cheers
> Kjartan

Comment 3 David Balažic 2000-06-14 11:38:39 UTC
I had similar problem with redhat 6.2.
I selected Slovene as keyboard layout in text mode install
( the gfx mode had no ooption for Slovene keyboards ),
but X was US. 
Reason : no Slovene keyboard files present in the Xfree distribution.
They are using a slightly newer method called XKB.
Some guys in Slovenia created XKB files for Slovene keyboards,
which I also sent to redhat. It was also said that Slovene keyboard
will be part of Xfree 4.0 , but I didn't check it yet.

So either there is no XKB file for norwegian or it is set up incorrectly
by the installer ( there were many problems with keyboard setting in the
installer in the 6.x versions, see bugzilla ). With Xfree 3.x.x you can
disable XKB by setting an option in the XF86Config file, and then it
would just use the console settings. I don't know if this works with 4.0
See bug #7555.

Comment 4 Michael Redinger 2000-06-16 12:56:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 12191 ***

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