Joined: April 2008
||Posted: July 06 2008,22:21
Thanks so far!
1) What am I missing here to ensure "us-intl" remains selected?
When using the control panel and selecting kbdconfig, that program tries to write your selected keyboard into /opt/bootlocal.sh Look in that file. You should see a loadkeys us-intl.iso01
Looking at /opt/bootlocal.sh, I see ¨loadkeys us-intl¨ added after ¨# put other system startup command here¨, though without ¨ .iso01¨.
And it is there even after rebooting, meaning that point one is solved. However, the functionality is not and my humble needs not yet resolved.
By looking at /KNOPPIX/usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty, I find two files ¨us-intl¨ (¨us-intl.iso01.kmap.gz¨ and ¨us-intl.iso15.kmap.gz¨). And I guess it may explain the two options for selection of ¨us-intl¨ when in kbdconfig, via control panel.
I even tryed editing /opt/bootlocal.sh, adding .iso01 and .iso15, and respectively saving and booting with ¨loadkeys us-intl.iso01¨ and ¨loadkeys us-intl.iso15¨, but could not see the expected results neither in Ted nor in OpenOffice´s Writer.
So, something is still missing! Note that when in Windows2000, I select keyboard ¨US-International¨ combined with a language, and I get the same wished results independently from the selected language - ultimately I get the ¨accented¨ vowels and the "ç" (c-cedilla). So, to test if the US-INTL keyboard is working, we can try a ¨c-cedilla¨ by typing quotation marks ( ‘ ’, “ ” ) key before typing character ( c ) key, or by trying some accented vowels, by typing quotation marks ( ‘ ’, “ ” ) key before typing any vowel key (a, e, i, o, u).
I understand DSLcore development is THE priority, but whenever time permits, please give a try in your system to see if US-INTL keyboard works for you and you can get a c-cedilla or accented vowels, and thus determining weather the limitation is in my use of DSL or in some other problem, requiring perhaps editing some files by experts.
ALSO: Thanks for clarifying points 2, 3 and 4. I fixed the RESTORE issue. For now I remain with my persistent home and persistent opt, but in the future I will also try ¨BACKUP/RESTORE¨, disabling the persistent home and persistent opt in the boot options, to increase my knowledge of the usage options for DSL.
Thanks a lot in advance for your time and patience with this noobie.