To be able to add the colemak to the layout in the keyboard preferences, you need to edit the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.xml
In this file find the node <layoutList>
and copy this snippet of xml inside:
<description>Colemak see colemak.com</description>
This will tell gnome that you have the colemak layout installed and you will be able to choose it in the list when you add a new layout to the keyboard preference tool.
If you can't find the path /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.xml , you may want to try the following paths
It depends on the version of xorg/xfree86 you have installed
Hope this helps anybody
Last edited by giom (27-Aug-2006 18:01:09)
I was having problems in gnome, the capslock was working as a capslock AND a backspace. It anyone else is having this problem, heres the trick:
xmodmap -e "remove Lock = Caps_Lock"
that will only change the current session though, so make sure it works and put it in a startup script