How can i change the keyboard from english to german?

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How can i change the keyboard from english to german?

Post by [cyber] » Sun Aug 24, 2003 1:29 pm

I use IceWM instead of KDE.
How can i change it there?
Plz help ;)


Post by Guest » Tue Aug 26, 2003 8:27 pm


Srry I forgot to add this in the tut, but u have to change the language part. Go to this part of the tut

/usr/bin/X11/xvkbd -geometry 800x130-0-75 &
export LANG=en_US
exec icewm

and change the LANG part to the one shown. Srry about that

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Post by [cyber] » Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:47 am

Thx for your help, but i dont mean the language :)
I want to change the keyboard layxout from qwerty to qwertz :D
Anyone an idea?

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Post by rocketeer » Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:08 pm

Dunno if this helps with IceWM since my gentoox has no X so I haven't tried that, but I had to make these settings on my laptop running standard Gentoo with Gnome.

In /etc/rc.conf, I changed the line:

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that should be for the console...also change the

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or to some other consolefont found in your system, usually at /usr/share/consolefonts/

In /etc/profile I put the line:

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export LANG="en_SE.ISO8859-1"
meaning I want english messages/labels but other settings are swedish (SE).[/code]

Hope it helps...

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Post by faisalkm » Wed Oct 22, 2003 8:40 am

I have the same pblm in xfce

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Post by vSaAmTp » Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:38 am

xfce: the problem too, to set the language to german. for xfce are not much infos

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Post by nobspangle » Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:25 am

to edit the layout of a the on screen keyboard you need to click on the xkbv button on the keyboard itself.

To edit the layout of a real (USB) keyboard you need to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config and find the section for your keyboard and change the language there then save the file and hit ctrl+alt+backspace to kill X if you have the gdm patch installed gdm will restart automatically if not you will need to type startx
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