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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:31 am    Post subject: Multiple keymaps? Reply with quote

I'd like to connect my Gearhead Smart Touch Pro KB4700TP USB keyboard to my laptop but when I do the keys are messed up like the layout is wrong. Do I need to define multiple keymaps so I can use both my built-in laptop keyboard and my USB keyboard?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the office I sometimes have to use my laptop, which has a British-English keyboard, with a USB keyboard for another locale (US-English keyboard layout, or whatever). When I'm using KDE, I can configure and select the different keyboard layouts via System Settings > Input Devices > Keyboard > Layouts. When I'm using Xfce, I do something similar via the Xfce GUI or by using /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf and e.g. Shift-Alt, as explained in my post Selecting different keyboard layouts in Xfce.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitzcarraldo, thank you so much, fantastic info!
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