HowTo: GDM/KDM/LXDM doesn't support my keyboard/touchpad

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HowTo: GDM/KDM/LXDM doesn't support my keyboard/touchpad

Postby k4ph » Thu Jan 27, 2011 16:12

I just installed Sabayon 5.5 GDM and KDM for testing purposes and found out, GDM/KDM/LXDM support only the american keyboard layout. That behaviour can be changed very easily:

Login to a normal text terminal as root, after pressing CTRL-ALT-F2.
Now enter the following commands:
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mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard.conf

Enter the following lines in the 10-keyboard.conf:
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Section "InputClass"
       Identifier "keyboard"
       MatchIsKeyboard "yes"
       Option "XkbLayout" "de"
       Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
       Option  "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"
EndSection

Please modify the Layout and Variant to match your keyboard.

You can also setup a touchpad the same way:
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nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-touchpad.conf

Enter the following lines in the 10-touchpad.conf:
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Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
              Option "TapButton1" "1"
              Option "TapButton2" "2"
              Option "TapButton3" "3"
              Option "VertEdgeScroll" "on"
              Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "on"
EndSection

Those few lines will enable your touchpad in most of all cases.
After those changes, please do a reboot to enable the changes (or restart your GDM/KDM/LXDM).

Have fun,

Karl
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Re: HowTo: GDM/KDM/LXDM doesn't support my keyboard/touchpad

Postby lxnay » Thu Jan 27, 2011 19:43

Thanks, I'm integrating it into the new keyboard-configuration-helpers.
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Re: HowTo: GDM/KDM/LXDM doesn't support my keyboard/touchpad

Postby lxnay » Thu Jan 27, 2011 20:12

Fixed by rewriting keyboard-setup completely ;)
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Re: HowTo: GDM/KDM/LXDM doesn't support my keyboard/touchpad

Postby lxnay » Thu Jan 27, 2011 20:35

..and the touchpad part will be fixed by just updating app-misc/sabayonlive-tools to 2.3-r3 (once it will be available).
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Re: HowTo: GDM/KDM/LXDM doesn't support my keyboard/touchpad

Postby k4ph » Thu Jan 27, 2011 21:45

Good to hear that, lxnay, thanks for doing the changes ... and of cause for the nice new version 5.5 from today. Very nice work!
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