How to Add XKB Map

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stellarpower
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How to Add XKB Map

Post by stellarpower » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:23 pm

Hello,

Could someone please tell me the steps needed to add an xkb layout version to Cinnamon so that I can use it? I have already made the xkb map and I can use it in the terminal but after two hours of searching I just cannot get Cinnamon settings to find the layout and allow me to use it in X. I have reconfigured packges with dpkg, edited /usr/shae/X11/xkb/rules/xfree86.{list,xml}, set settings in gconf-editor and other tactics but I still can't get the layout to be seen.

Long-term it'd be great if someone could write a tool to make this a lot easier as currently it's torture just to add the three extra voiwels in Danish to my existing keymap over symbols I don;t need.

Thanks for your help

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Re: How to Add XKB Map

Post by magnus7 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:15 am

Instead of /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xfree86.{list,xml} you should edit only /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml

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Re: How to Add XKB Map

Post by stellarpower » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:45 am

Thanks, that worked a treat!

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