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Xkb Configuration Manager fixed

January 06, 2017 — BarryK
The Advanced Xorg Keyboard Configuration Manager is an old script, written by Puppy Forum member Dougal, around 2009 I think.

Since then, Puppy Forum member rodin internationalised it, and I made some small modifications. The last release was version 1.2, about 2013:

The problem is, it is designed for the keyboard information to be in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, however, these days we are moving to configuration files in folder /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

Quirky 8.1.4+ has the keyboard settings in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev-puppy.conf.

I have modified Xkb Configuration Manager to work with the old xorg.conf and the new 10-evdev-puppy.conf. I decided not to "burn my bridges", just in case I every want to go back to the old way of doing things.

I decided that Xkb Configuration Manager should be built-in to woofQ, not a separate PET.

If anyone wants to see the new code, it is in /usr/local/apps/XkbConfigurationManager, and can be seen in the next release of Quirky.

Tags: linux