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On my blade 150 I attached a german ps/2 keyboard through an ps/2 to USB adapter. The machine recognizes this keyboard, but it with english / american layout. How to say solaris that it is a german keyboard ? Thanks in advance Frank Langelage...

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    On my blade 150 I attached a german ps/2 keyboard through an ps/2 to USB
    adapter.
    The machine recognizes this keyboard, but it with english / american layout.

    How to say solaris that it is a german keyboard ?


    Thanks in advance
    Frank Langelage

    Langelage, Frank Guest

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    "Langelage, Frank" <franklafr.de> writes:
    > On my blade 150 I attached a german ps/2 keyboard through an ps/2 to
    > USB adapter.
    >
    > The machine recognizes this keyboard, but it with english / american layout.
    >
    > How to say solaris that it is a german keyboard ?
    Apparently this works automatically with Sun's USB keyboards, because
    they indentify with an USB country code of "DE", or something like
    that.

    PC USB keyboards (and this probably includes your PS/2 -> USB device)
    don't define an USB country code so the system uses the default of "us
    english" layout.

    On Solaris x86, the same problem exists and is solved by running
    /etc/init.d/keymap (linked to /etc/rcS.d/S33keymap.sh) early at system
    startup, and this script run /usr/lib/set_keyboard_layout.

    The set_keyboard_layout script is not included with Solaris SPARC, but
    is exactly what you need to tell the USB keyboard driver to use
    a keyboard layout != english.


    To set the USB keyboard to a "German" keyboard layout,
    set_keyboard_layout runs the command loadkeys with the undoented
    "-s" option:

    /usr/bin/loadkeys -s 9

    The loadkeys command should work with USB keyboards on Solaris SPARC.

    Valid layout codes for the "loadkeys -s" option can be found in
    /usr/share/lib/keytables/type_6/layout_*
    Juergen Keil Guest

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