For my own reference, a couple of ways of setting up the Dvorak keyboard in Ubuntu Linux.
System > Preferences > Keyboard > Layouts tab > Add button > Dvorak
For a single terminal session:
Adding this line to your
.bashrc should result in it applying to all your terminal sessions.
All X sessions (including the GDM logon screen and Gnome):
For all X sessions (including the GDM logon screen and Gnome), add
Option "XbdLayout" "dvorak" to
/etc/X11/xorg.conf as such:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "kbd" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbLayout" "dvorak,gb" #use the dvorak keyboard layout EndSection
This allows switching between the Dvorak and GB layouts by pressing both shift keys at once.
Simply make sure that
/etc/default/console-setup contains the following lines (replacing any options with the same names that might already exist):
The change will take place after the next reboot. This is equivalent to choosing Dvorak as the default keyboard layout during installation, or running
sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup from the command line.