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Old 09-02-2005, 02:04 PM
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Default keyboard layout (swiss french)
I would like to give PC-BSD a try, but before doing it, I prefer to ask. Does PC-BSD support my swiss french keyboard?

The question may seem stupid, but I think it's not. On Linux in console mode, changing the kbd layout can be achieved through
loadkeys <map_file>.

Unfortunatelly, this is not working completely. Only a part of the keys are mapped. All the diacritical chars and chars using dead keys are not working. After googling, I found, Linux is still not able to handle keyboards correctly (see for example console tools).

I do not know BSD. Since the BSD kernel is different, I would like to have more info. I tried to find something on the FreeBSD site, without any success.

A second question (a little bit related to the above).
When I start BSD, does the system jump directly in X/KDE or should I "startx" manually?

win2k PC user (I guess i386 serie)

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Old 09-02-2005, 02:21 PM
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It more a reply to mysef. To the second part of my post.
X starts "automatically".
Anyway, I am really interested in an answer to the first part.
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Old 09-03-2005, 04:28 PM
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As far as i know, pcbsd 0.8 will bring news regarding the setting up of keyboard layouts. Right now you can change your layot on the kde control center. I dont know if your layout is supported, you will have to check that...

0.8 is around the corner. wait a few days and check it out!


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Old 09-03-2005, 06:58 PM
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On KDE my keyboard layout is working and functional.
Thanks for the reply.
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