Customize Your Laptop Keyboard with X and KDE
Jul 30, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Federico Kereki)
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"I am a Linux user, and I recently got an eMachines laptop.
Since I'm Uruguayan, my mother tongue is Spanish, and that
presented a problem: laptops usually have an American-style
keyboard, and Spanish (as well as Portuguese, French, German, and
other languages) requires some special keys that aren't on American
keyboards. Here's how you can get international characters on your
American keyboard--and as a bonus, we'll see how you can enable the
special 'media' or 'Internet' keys on some keyboards that aren't
supported by Linux out of the box.
"When you set up Linux (I'm using openSUSE 10.2) the keyboard on
most laptops is detected as 'Generic 104 key PC' (or 102, or a
similar number; check your laptop) with a 'US English'