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    Knoppix 6.4.3: Dead keyboard with 'lang=uk'

    I just downloaded KNOPPIX_V6.4.3CD-2010-12-20-EN.iso and burned a CD.
    At the boot: prompt I enter 'knoppix lang=uk nosmp'. These worked OK with an older Knoppix that I have used for some years. The 'nosmp' cheatcode seems to be needed to make Knoppix work with my Dell laptop and 'lang=uk' is needed to work with my UK keyboard (I am in the UK), but the keyboard is completely dead with 6.4.3.

    Omitting 'lang=uk' makes the keyboard work OK but of course with some keys in the wrong places.

    What am I doing wrong? If I am not doing anything wrong, should I report this as a bug, and if so, how do I do that?

    Peter

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    @peter

    Elsewhere on this forum Jacques1 suggested
    as a work-around, something like:

    Do (on a command line)
    less /var/log/Xorg* | grep -i pc

    Find keyboard is pc105 (or whatever)

    Then try (on a command line)
    setxkbmap -modelpc105 -layout gb

    It either works or it doesn't;
    if it does, add it to /etc/rc.local

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    There is another workaround from a friend in Germany:

    Quote:

    Boot with

    knoppix lang=uk xkeyboard=gb

    which should give you back a working keyboard on X as well as on the
    text console.

    I'm fixing this for 6.5 right now.

    Regards
    -Klaus

    Unquote

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    Utu: Many thanks for the 'quote' from your friend in Germany! It works fine. In fact only 'xkeyboard=gb' is enough to do the job, except for one missing key (the UK 'pound currency' symbol).

    Do I understand that it will be possible to just enter 'knoppix lang=uk' (or maybe lang=gb?) into 6.5? That's great. I will wait for it. Please pass my thanks to Klaus.

    Regards
    Peter M

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