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Orion@Xorg

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on: July 06, 2012, 02:22:03 AM
Hi, Backbox is a great distro.
But, for us Brazilians it has been a little difficult to cling to it. Because there is a keyboard issue in it.
The thing is that the most traditional Brazilian layout keyboard is not working properly in this distro.
We normally use a layout called ABNT2, and it seems that you called that as ' Eliminate dead keys' .
It works nearly right. We can type cedilla 'ç'  and other keys. But, when trying to put an accent over an 'a' or 'i' or 'o' instead putting it over these vowels, it place accents
beside them like this >  ~a, 'i, ^o. This behaviour is very odd and keep us aside this great pentest distro.
Please devs, fix it as soon as possible.
I have tried all Brasilian layouts to see if any of them get closer to our main Layout ( ABNT2), but only this ' eliminate dead keys'  gets closer having this issues.
In other distros: Backtrack, Blackbuntu, Debian, Aptosid, Ubuntu etc., Brazilian keyboard Abnt2 layout is called Brazil. So, we choose > Keyboard Brazil and layout Brazil and it works great putting accents over letters and not beside them.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2012, 10:57:45 AM by ostendali »



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Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 08:27:02 AM

Hi, Blackbox is a great distro.
But, for us Brazilians it has been a little difficult to cling to it. Because there is a keyboard issue in it.
The thing is that the most traditional Brazilian layout keyboard is not working properly in this distro.
We normally use a layout called ABNT2, and it seems that you called that as ' Eliminate dead keys' .
It works nearly right. We can type cedilla 'ç'  and other keys. But, when trying to put an accent over an 'a' or 'i' or 'o' instead putting it over these vowels, it place accents
beside them like this >  ~a, 'i, ^o. This behaviour is very odd and keep us aside this great pentest distro.
Please devs, fix it as soon as possible.
I have tried all Brasilian layouts to see if any of them get closer to our main Layout ( ABNT2), but only this ' eliminate dead keys'  gets closer having this issues.
In other distros: Backtrack, Blackbuntu, Debian, Aptosid, Ubuntu etc., Brazilian keyboard Abnt2 layout is called Brazil. So, we choose > Keyboard Brazil and layout Brazil and it works great putting accents over letters and not beside them.

OI :D

tente este comando na shell/try this command in shell:

sudo setxkbmap br

ou esta/or this:

sudo loadkeys br



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Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 11:21:24 AM
Hi there,
if your keyboard was working fine with ubuntu and other linux distro's then will work fine with BackBox as well...because the core of BB is purely based on Ubuntu LTS....

Just to be clear, there is different between keyboard layout and keyboard lang. The keyboard layout is referred to a type of hardware/brand with combination of country and keyboard lang is referred to lang of course. You should have a look into both of them and set them up.

My additional suggestion will be: install additional keyboard features for xfce, which are following two packages: xfce4-goodies and xfce4-xkb-plugin. Than after try to re-configure again you layout and let us know how is it.

Feel free to post your further questions regardless in here.

PS> if your problem is only for a few keys with accents, did you tried AltGr+key?
« Last Edit: July 06, 2012, 11:23:30 AM by ostendali »



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Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012, 10:23:31 PM

I will check your suggestions.
If that works, then I will let you know.

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Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 02:49:07 PM

I will check your suggestions.
If that works, then I will let you know.

:)
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