keymapping (was Re: Evince image viewer cannot view PNG)

Aere Greenway Aere at
Wed Sep 25 02:43:29 UTC 2013

On 09/24/2013 03:38 AM, Lars Noodén wrote:
> Looking at the menu option I suggested above on a clean install from the
> 2013-09-24 Alternate AMD64+mac image, I can see that lxkeymap is not
> installed in the base for Lubuntu.  I didn't notice when it disappeared
> since I don't use it so much.  Unfortunately the beta2 disc image is 7MB
> oversize already.
Lars, and all:

I installed Lubuntu 13.10 Beta2 today, and checked out the situation 
relative to using the Dvorak keyboard layout.

First, it does let you specify the Dvorak keyboard layout as the 
default.  That's good.

After the install, all was fine in that regard.

There is a taskbar applet for switching the keyboard layout.  I tried to 
set it up so I could switch back to the Qwerty layout if the need 
arises, but it ended up switching it to Qwerty, with no way to switch it 
back to Dvorak (very bad).

So I used Synaptic Package Manager to install lxkeymap, and I removed 
the taskbar layout switcher (and set the radio button to only use the 
default layout from the install).

Apparently lxkeymap (which you have to manually install) is still the 
only way to switch keyboard layouts in Lubuntu.


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