Problem with keyboard-layout in non-x console(ctrl+alt+f1)

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Problem with keyboard-layout in non-x console(ctrl+alt+f1)

Postby Pesk » Tue Feb 23, 2010 23:25

Meh

After innstalling sabayon 5.1 on two computers I find that on both comps my keyboard layout in the consoles get weird - "qwerty" - for example - becomes "uå,.py" (my entire keyboard layout is awkward)

On installation in both cases I have set language as English (U.K) and keyboard to be U.S Keyboard and Timezone as Europe/Oslo.

I might add that I have done this both the 5.1 gaming version and the Gnome version of sabayon, so I'm smelling that this is a bug...?

Any help...?


typing in locale in a console inside X I get
    LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
    LC_CTYPE="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_NUMERIC="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_TIME="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_COLLATE="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_MONETARY="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_MESSAGES="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_PAPER="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_NAME="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_ADDRESS="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_TELEPHONE="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_MEASUREMENT="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_ALL=en_GB.UTF-8

...my /etc/locale.gen looks like this:
    en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
    en_US ISO-8859-1
    en_GB.UTF-8 UTF-8
    en_GB ISO-8859-1

and in case it matters(not certain) here is my O2locale in /etc/env.d
    LANG="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_MESSAGES="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LANGUAGE="en_GB.UTF-8"
    GDM_LANG="en_GB.UTF-8"
    LC_ALL="en_GB.UTF-8"
    SYSFONT="latarcyrheb-sun16"
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Re: Problem with keyboard-layout in non-x console(ctrl+alt+f1)

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 23:20

Have you seen the Gentoo Linux Localization Guide? That will probably help you, as SL is customised Gentoo.

EDIT: I should have pointed out that you need to beware of the sections in the Gentoo Linux Localization Guide that relate to the time zone and hardware clock, as the configurations in that guide are currently still for Baselayout-1 installations, i.e. before Baselayout-2 and OpenRC. SL uses Baselayout-2 and OpenRC, so for the time zone and hardware clock configuration you should follow the article in the SL Wiki: HOWTO: Clock, Time, UTC, Dual boot with Windows.
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