Saturday, March 15, 2008

Dvorak keyboard in Ubuntu/Xubuntu

For my own reference, a couple of ways of setting up the Dvorak keyboard in Linux. In Gnome:

System > Preferences > Keyboard > Layouts tab > Add button > Dvorak

For a single terminal session:

loadkeys dvorak

Adding that line to .bashrc should result in it applying to all your terminal sessions. 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”

This allows switching between the Dvorak and GB layouts by pressing both shift keys at once.

posted by Nick at 2:20 am - filed in dvorak, linux  

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