bnitch wrote:Why doesn't Sabayon have the same setup as other Linux distro's when it comes to changing over to Dvorak or Colemak.
And what, pray, would that 'same setup' be?
The precise steps simply depend on the DE you are using. For example, I happen to be typing this on a machine running the Xfce DE, so I'll use that as an example. I can simply use the standard Xfce GUI to select a keyboard layout:
1. Applications Menu > Settings > Keyboard
2. Click on the 'Layout' tab.
3. Untick 'Use system defaults'.
4. Select the keyboard layout I wish to change. I'll select 'English (UK)' for example.
5. Click 'Edit'.
6. Click on the arrowhead to expand the submenu for 'English (UK)' keyboard layouts.
7. Select the layout I wish. Under 'English (UK)' in this particular installation I see I have a choice of 'English (UK, Colemak)', 'English (UK, Dvorak with UK punctuation)', 'English (UK, Dvorak)' and several other layouts. There are even more choices for the 'English (USA)' layout.
The precise steps are different in KDE and GNOME, but the principle is the same: the DE has a standard way of selecting the keyboard layout, irrespective of the distribution. In KDE (and probably GNOME too) it's even easier than Xfce.
Outside of X Windows, the method of changing the keyboard layout for the console (virtual terminals) is the same as for Gentoo (see Section 4 in the Gentoo Linux Localization Guide
). Similarly to X Windows, Dvorak and Colemak keyboard layouts are available for the console:
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$ ls /usr/share/keymaps/i386/
azerty colemak dvorak fgGIod include olpc qwerty qwertz