Slackware :: X Uses The Wrong Keyboard Setting (s)?

May 28, 2010

After i have reconfigured my X setup in Slackware 13.0 i have wrong keyboard settings. I get the standard us keyboard instead of german layout. I checked /var/log/Xorg.0.log and found this:

(WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
(WW) Disabling Mouse1
(WW) Disabling Keyboard1


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Slackware :: Clock Shows The Wrong Time In Slackware

May 10, 2011

I've been running arch linux, with my clock set to UTC with no problem. Recently I installed slackware on a different partition. During the setup I chose to set my clock to 'local time' instead of UTC by accident. Now in slackware my clock shows the wrong time. Also in arch it shows the same wrong time.

I booted back into slackware and ran pkgtool to enter the setup again, and changed my time to UTC. But this makes no difference. My clock is still wrong in both slackware and arch. Do I need to reboot after changing my clock settings in slackware before it takes effect? how the clock or the setup works.

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Fedora :: Wrong Keyboard Layout At Login (KDM)

Aug 16, 2010

I use a Dvorak keyboard. I recently installed F13, and the layout is correct in the console an after logging in, but at the login screen, it goes to QWERTY. I've tried all of the settings in the GUI configurators; all of those are set right. There is no xorg.conf; so, I can't change it that way.

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General :: Keyboard.put Orthographic Accent Wrong?

Dec 3, 2010

I have OpenSuse 11.3, KDE4 and Latin American Spanish keyboard. For several days,when I put orthographic accent (tilde) to a word and this happens:"operaci�n" or "�ltimo" or "d�as" or "operaci`on" or "`ultimo" or "d`ias", as you see puts the accent wrong

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Ubuntu :: Monitor After Upgrade To Natty - Wrong Setting?

May 9, 2011

After upgrading to 11.04, I've been experiencing this weird issue with my monitor. Every time I reboot or turn the monitor on, the colors in Ubuntu are all wrong -- really green. If I go into my monitor's control panel and go to the "Input Color Format" setting and switch it from YPbPr to RGB things go back to normal.The problem is that I can't seem to save this setting. Every time the monitor is turned off it goes back to the wrong setting. I never had this issue before so it makes me think it may have something to do with the upgrade to Natty. The monitor is a Dell SP2208WFP and it's connected to my computer through an HDMI port. I use the Intel video driver.

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Ubuntu :: Conky At Startup - Has Wrong Window Setting

May 17, 2011

I have conky running a simple script on my Ubuntu 11.04 install. Running conky from using ALT-F2 is fine, but I have have conky added to the startup list, and when it runs from this, the conky window is different (ie not integrated with desktop layer). It has some shadowing around the edge and it seems to be on a layer other than the desktop. In addition to this, it stops running after a short while. I then run conky from ALT-F2 again and it's appears as I want, and stays there all day. I have included what I think is the relevant code below from my conkyrc. Has anyone had similar issues with a suitable way to resolve the problem?

own_window yes
own_window_transparent yes
own_window_type override
#own_window_type desktop
#own_window_type normal
own_window_type conky
own_window_class Conky

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Slackware :: Installing / After Loading Kernel It Asks For Keyboard Configuration, But Keyboard (usb Wireless) Doesn't Work?

Jul 18, 2010

I'm trying to install slackware 32 bit 13.1.After loading kernel it asks for keyboard configuration, but keyboard (usb wireless) doesn't work.

Keyboard works on the old 13.0 installation, on bios and also in the boot options of 13.1 installation cd.

I've tried removing legacy usb support and changing usb2.0 speed from high to full. Nothing changed.

Anybody with this strange problem? (kernel of setup seems also to detect it correctly as a trust keyboard).

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Wrong Volume Control Via Keyboard?

Jun 10, 2010

I own an ASUS G71V laptop and I run openSUSE 11.2 with latest kernel and patches.

I just tried to use Fn+F10/F11/F12 combinations to regulate volume, just to see if they work.

I found that (from KDE 4.4.3) I can see the pop-up volume indicator going up and down as I press the right combination.

Ok... unfortunately, hardware keys regulate the wrong volume slider as I can see by opening Kmix. The front-microphone channel instead of master is regulated.

Actually, I just found that if I click on the volume icon on the taskbar I get the front mic slider, which seems to be bad.

How can I tell KDE that the default channel is the "master"?

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Ubuntu :: US-International Keyboard Layout All Wrong And Difficult To Use

Apr 10, 2010

The US-International layout in K/Ubuntu seems to be extremely irritating and difficult to use. I'm wondering if I could find some help here. One thing is if a dead key doesn't work (typing in ' + t for example) it will produce nothing in Ubuntu, as opposed to windows producing 't. I must add a space after almost every apostrophe or quotation mark, which is becoming extremely difficult, tedious, irritating and unnecessary. Also the dead keys that are available are ridiculous. The dead keys I am used to and want are:

' + [letter] = ����� � �
" + [letter] = ����� �
` + [letter] = ���� �
~ + [letter] = � � �
^ + [letter] = ���� �

Which allows one to simultaneously and smoothly type English, Dutch and German but could (to a lesser extent) be used for French. What I get:


Which makes 's (ś) painful, as well as the many uses for apostrophes in dutch like m'n and 'k (producing mń and ḱ respectively) etc. Considering this layout is widely used and is pretty much the de facto layout in The Netherlands whose primary languages would be Dutch and English (and some German), why has it become so difficult to use? Also, how do I fix it?

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General :: Can't Get My Keyboard Shortcut To Work (debian) / What Am I Doing Wrong?

Sep 19, 2009

I want to use the Control + windows key on my keyboard to do a killall firefox-bin. What I've done so far is gone in to gconf-editor, and under apps->metacity->keybinding_commands I made command 1 as killall firefox-bin and under global_keybindings, run_command_1 I have <Control><Super_L> . What am I doing wrong?

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Ubuntu :: Setting - Wrong Device Was Chosen In The Sound Preferences

Sep 7, 2010

(prior to this i had 8.10 and sound) added a lot of things through command lines,etc...and accidentally stumbled on the fact that the wrong device was chosen in the sound preferences... can someone explain to me what the settings should be? i have just done a clean install of lucid lynx 32 bit i386, no dual boot, just plain clean and fresh lucid lynx. under the output tab- this is where i have a choice between: Internal Audio (analog stereo duplex) USB Audio i know the usb is my speakers now...but what is that analog thing?

under the hardware tab- the internal audio can be analog stereo duplex or analog stereo output, analog stereo input, off, or analog surround with various levels of output from 4.1 to 7.1 the usb audio has only two choices: analog stereo output or digitla stereo duplex under the input tab- internal audio analog stereo is the only device listed choice of connector: microphone 1, mic 2, line in

at the moment i dont have my headphones plugged in, dont want to complicate things. but i am hoping to get skype working and be able to leave the speakers in and when i plug in headphones they will must the speakers automatically. if it doesnt work like that i wont die...but i would like to no have to disconnect the speakers just to use headphones, which is what people i know say they have to do.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Update: No Home, Wrong Keyboard Layout, OpenOffice?

Dec 3, 2009

I updated from 11.1 to 11.2. Before some intelligent person says, I should never update but do a new install: a new install isn't better, then I have other problems to tackle. And I really would like updates to work.Well, I have the following problems and I hope you don't mind me listing them all in one post *it's difficult for me to type on this keyboard layout):1. home isn't found or set up. I have modified fstab to mount /dev/sda6, which is home, but it won't mount it at startup, and also not when it's just using the disk/by-id line that had been put in.

2. the keyboard layout is american, while the system language is set to German (I'm German and would like also my keyboard to know that). I had no chance to change that, even a loadkeys de-latin1 doesn't help3. OpenOffice drives me crazy. It just doesn't start properly, or at all. It doesn't open a number of documents, but it doesn't also give any error message. Sometimes soffice.bin is in the list of processes, but OOo is nowhere seen. After killing the process (or terminating it), I can start it, but have only the opening screen and cannot really open a document.4. printing doesn't seem to work, either.Needless to say that everything worked fine before the update

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General :: Kernel Mode Setting Sets Wrong Resolution On Console/Intel GL40/several Kernels

Feb 21, 2010

Basically, About 50% of the time, the system boots and sets the console resolution to something strange, and the console renders in a small box in the top-left hand corner of my screen. This causes problems not only with the display of the console, but with the display of X as well.

I have an Intel GL40 chipset on this laptop, with an integrated GMA4500 GPU. I am using the latest stable Intel video drivers (2.10.0-1), and have tried using the git drivers. In addition, the problem has been occuring since December, when I install Arch linux on this machine, I have just now had the time to address it. So basically, the issue has persisted with all driver versions since mid-December to the latest releases.

In addition, I have tried using several kernels, including:

But the problem persists with each.

I wish I could give you relevant diagnostic information for this issue, but if I had any idea where to start...

I will gladly post any information necessary. I was going to post a copy of everything.log for a successful and unsuccesful boot, but unfortunately they put me over the posing limit by about 100,000 characters each.

I guess, on second thought, that my Intel video driver really wouldn't have anything to do with my console, now would they?

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Slackware :: Either O.S. Or MPlayer Is Wrong.

Aug 7, 2010

Linux, GNU (Slackware 12.0)
MPlayer 1.0rc2-4.1.2

Although mplayer is not a part of the Slack distros, I think the issue is more in connection with the system setup and thefore I place this post in this forum. What is it with mplay- er? I've installed and reinstalled slackware 12.0 many times. And each time I have built mplayer from the sources and it has run fine. In the one before the last slack 12 installation, with subsequent building and installation of MPlayer, some- thing went wrong. And the same can be said of the present installation. Every source mplayer reproduces, it does it fine, with the exception of CD-ROM. No matter the CD-ROM I insert (I have them of the highest quality, bought out of the shelf) or the CD-ROM unit I use. The result is always the same: the sound is faulty, as if the machine had not enough speed. And I repeat. MPlayer played CD-ROMs fine in the past and under the same conditions. Or almost the same conditions, because something must obviously have changed.

Some additional data:

(a) Window$MediaPlayer plays them fine on the same machine.

(b) I invoke it from the physical console.

(c) KsCD under xfce plays them fine.

(d) I am able to load an o.s. from both CD-ROM units on the machine. All the more so, should audio be "correcty" read off the CD.

(e) Now I remember the last time I compiled mplayer with GUI support.

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Slackware :: PHP 32 Bit Shows Wrong Extension Dir?

Jul 24, 2011

I've 32bit Slackware pkg 13.37 of PHP installation infophp shows


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General :: Setting Keyboard Shortcuts In Ubuntu?

Oct 27, 2010

Is it possible to do the following in Ubuntu? If so can someone point me in the right direction.Say you want to set a keyboard shortcut to do the following: For examples sake, set Alt+F to open Firefox and maximize it, but only if Firefox is not already running. If it is running and not maximized, then maximize the most recently touched Firefox window. If it is maximized, then minimize Firefox.

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Slackware :: Flashplayer Via Sbopkg Gives Wrong Md5sum?

May 22, 2011

Building flash-player-plugin
flash-player-plugin not found in /var/cache/sbopkg.
--2011-05-22 10:36:40--
Resolving (


I tried three times, by removing /var/cache/sbopkg/install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz then start sbopkg again.

EDIT: I went to, downloaded flashplayer from there, and checked the md5sum. Still the same of course.

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Slackware :: Kernel Tries To Mount Wrong FS Type?

Aug 13, 2010

I just installed Slackware 13.1 x86 on a new laptop (you probably remember me from my audio post). I am having one other issue. My root file system is formatted as EXT4. When my computer boots, it tries to mount it as EXT3 then EXT2, fails both types and then tries EXT4. Here are the messages.

EXT3-fs (sda2): error: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240)
EXT2-fs (sda2): error: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240)
EXT4-fs (sda2): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
So, eventually / is mounted correctly, but I think this is slowing down my boot time. Does anyone know how to fix this.

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Programming :: Setting Up A Configuration Of Keyboard To Leet Speak

Apr 29, 2011

since im modifying keyboard recognition code I figured putting it here was the best place. I am setting up a configuration of keyboard to leet speak, and I am almost finished but I am unsure about some symbols names. I am looking for some symbol names as the keyboard code would recognise, based on american keyboard, and how to execute and print to the display for example ( that symbol is a parenleft, according to keyboard codes and i get it with SHIFT/9


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Slackware :: 13 Cryptsetup Luks Wrong Device Name In /dev/mapper/*?

Mar 3, 2010

Slackware 13 Kernel have three hard drives. Root is on own drive sda1. sdb and sdc are raid via mdadm with two partitions. one for /home raid0 md0 one for swap raid1 md1. md0 is encrypted vi cryptsetup. md1 is encrypted vi fstab. everything boots fine and is accessible. However, /dev/mapper/* shows sda1 as block device connected to the raid md0. swap crypted device is correct in /dev/mapper/*. fstab is set correctly. problem seems to be with initrd. I would like the correct device in /dev/mapper so that I can access drive info; size, available space, etc. now info shows only sda1 info

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Slackware :: KMail Sending Messages From Wrong Account

Sep 22, 2010

I have around 6 email accounts for business & private use that I retrieve and send via pop/smtp with Kmail (Version 1.11.4). But it seems that all my outgoing mail is only sent via one account (say even if I select another account for the outgoing I.D field and FROM field. When I look in the sent folder the headers shows the correct sent from account but my recipients headers show they were all sent from! Ebay keeps bouncing my emails back too as a result saying the email is not registered. It used to work just fine so not sure what is happening. I have tried reinstalling Kmail/kdepim-4.2.4-x86_64-1.txz deleted all the accounts and recreated them but the problem persists.

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Slackware :: Nvidia Wrong Resolution After Installing Proprietary Driver

Apr 26, 2011

I'm new to linux, and i have installed linux slackware 64bit..after a complete setup i downloaded the latest Nvidia proprietary drivers, the binary package from have a geforce's the first time i encounter this issue..i have already installed the driver with my old monitor (an lg flatron with max 1680x1050)and it always worked fine..with this new monitor (lg w2243s with a res of 1920x1080) it seems that every bin package from nvidia don't recognize the monitor...after installing i find a res of 640x480 and i get stucked, i tried to force it by editing the xorg.conf file..but nothing can i get the max res with nvidia bin package?

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Ubuntu :: Keyboard Language Standardized In Wrong Language

Nov 28, 2010

While installing Ubuntu 10.10 I chose the wrong language for my keyboard. I tried to fix this in keyboard preferences and it seemed to work. The correct one I need is USA (and don't know exactly the difference between USA and USA alternative international). But every time I boot my laptop I get the old language back (Dutch) while USA is above the others in my preferences.

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Fedora :: Keyboard Doesn't Work After Setting - Swap Ctrl And Caps Lock

Jun 9, 2010

I'm running fedora 13 on a Dell Latitude E6500. It's a dual 64-bit system.

It was working, but then I tried to swap caps lock and control.

I used:
Then, under Control Key Position, I selected swap caps lock and control.

Now, my keyboard won't work in the Keyboard Preferences test area or in any other window or when the screen-lock comes on.

I tried logging out. I tried rebooting. I tried deleting my .gnome2 directory. Nothing seems to work. I can use the keyboard on other accounts, so the keyboard is not the problem.

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Slackware :: Udev Start In Current Provokes Kernel Crash Because - Wrong - Boot Option

Dec 24, 2010

I switched today to slackware-current on one of my desktops to play with it and ran directly into a problem.

Since ages my lilo.conf has two entries for slackware. One for runlevel 3 and one for runlevel 4.


Since the upgrade this is no more possible because I get a kernel panic as soon as udevadm trigger is called. The stack says something about an unknown boot option. Because that i removed the append lines from my lilo.conf and i was able to boot the system. The crash happens when udev is called from within the ramdisk and afterwards. I tried both.

My question is now. Is this a bug in udev or expected? I have this setup since at least 5 years and had never problems with that. What do I have to do to be able to select the runlevel at boot time?

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Slackware :: Setting Up WPA Wireless In 13.37?

May 21, 2011

I am trying to set a wireless connection up. I have uncommented the ath9k module for my card. I have configured rc.inet1.conf :



AS you can see, everything seem fine when I start wlan0, but I can't connect to the internet through firefox.

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Slackware :: Setting Up Scanner In 13.0?

Mar 5, 2010

I'm having problems getting my Canon MP-210 printer/scanner recognized as a scanner device in Slackware 13.0.CUPS setup was a breeze - in less than two seconds it was installed and within 10 more seconds it was printing a test page.Its URI is here, according to CUPS:

usb://Canon/MP210%20series (Printing works flawlessly).My non-privileged user account is a member of the 'wheel', 'scanner', and 'plugdev' groups in /etc/group (among the others recommended by the adduser script. I've tried running xsane as root (Still no devices found) with no success, and the CLI 'scanimage -L' doesn't produce anything either.They just report that there is no configured device.

I've run 'sane-find-scanner' and it reports the following:


found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9 [Canon], product=0x1721 [MP210 series]) at libusb:001:003 Rebooting and unplugging/plugging in the scanner produces no positive results. /etc/sane.d/dll.conf has the following canon lines in it:


I believe the appropriate entry is the canon630u.

/etc/sane.d/canon630u.conf contains the following:


# Options for the canonusb backend
# Autodetect the Canon CanoScan FB630u
usb 0x04a9 0x2204


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Slackware :: Setting Up USB For PIC-programming?

Mar 9, 2010

reading through the documentation for pk2cmd, required for using the PICkit2 programmer. I aim to install using the source, and thus libusb-dev is needed. The docs says that the runtime is usually included with the distro but the dev-part is not. Well, to be on the safe side, I downloaded the source for libusb (0.1.12), which in turn should contain libusb-dev.One step down, a few more to go. pk2cmd should be pretty straightforward to compile, but ...

Now I am asked to set up USB so that it can be used by users other than root. A document is filled to the brim with instruction for cases old and new. It makes my head spin and that's why I am asking. The programmer shows up fine with lsusb,I see it as/dev/bus/usb/001/006So, basically, as I understand it, the device need the proper rights to be used by a regular user. But how do I do that?

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Slackware :: Setting Up System To Act As VNC?

Nov 26, 2010

I'm trying to set up my system to act as a vnc so I can access it remotely via a vnc viewer on my android phone. I've never tried this before but from what I've found online, with KDE4 a lot of the usual vnc server programs won't work correctly. Anyone have any tips for getting it to work? It doesn't necessarily have to be vnc. If there's an alternative method to remote control of a computer, that will work too.

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Slackware :: Keyboard And Mouse In 13.1

Dec 7, 2010

I've been using Slackware for ages... since like 1997 or 1998. I have a Slackware 3.x CD around here somewhere. I'm usually the one explaining how Linux works to everyone else. I even got GnuCash working on Slackware. So these two problems ...

1. Keyboard in Xorg. It seems to work, except the down arrow and the page down buttons are mapped as something else (the down arrow causes TEXT TO DISAPPEAR...I've had to type this like three times now...). After a bunch of searches, it looks like a problem with HAL and evdev (whatever that is). I tried setting the model in KDE's Regional control panel but that had no effect.

Xorg.conf settings for this section... you can see some remnants from prior attempts:

I did check that event1 refers to the keyboard. The keyboard is a Microsoft Internet Keyboard that works fine; the arrow keys work great outside of X.

2. Mouse in Xorg. The scroll wheel wants to scroll side to side instead of up and down. This also happens to be a Microsoft product (I like their mice... my wife brought the Microsoft keyboard into the relationship...). It's just a wheel optical 3-button mouse, nothing special. Again, none of my usual xorg.conf edits seem to work; here's what I have right now.

Again, I checked that the mouse is event2.

Someone really should make an upgrade guide for people like me that have been using it for years and aren't really following the tech that explains new features like hal and evdev (I know hal has been around for a couple versions, but I've never gotten involved with it until now). Or maybe there is one and I'm just not aware of it. Basically I just want it to just work, which is why I use Slackware in the first place!

I should mention I did have both working under Slackware 13.1 on this machine until Windows conveniently erased my root partition for me, so I got to do a completely clean Slackware install for the first time in a LONG time. That's when the issue arose. Because I was in a rush, I did a full install. I assume the previous setup was using non-hal/non-evdev methods, but I might as well set this one up using the new methods, right?

I'm using Slackware64 13.1, running on a Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.50 GHz. Hardware is fine - both mouse and keyboard work under Windows XP, and like I said the keyboard is fine outside X. It has to be some configuration problem ...somewhere.

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