View Full Version : [ubuntu] custom keyboard layouts

January 4th, 2009, 06:37 PM
I have a German keyboard but unfortunately a few characters I need regularly are missing. Therefore I'd like to modify the layout slightly, replacing unused symbols with the ones I need.
I tried to follow the tutorial here http://hektor.umcs.lublin.pl/~mikosmul/computing/articles/custom-keyboard-layouts-xkb.html but I can't find the configuration files needed. I guess it's obsolete or ubuntu has a different directory structure.

I looked here in the forum and figured out there is some software to download that one can use to generate new layouts, but I'd prefer just changing a configuration file because I really only need to make minor adjustments.
Is there a simple way to do this?
Thanks in advance!

January 4th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Alright, problem was that /etc/X11/xkb/base.xml seems to be completely ignored by gnome now.
I edited /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml and it worked :-)
Before I needed to add the layout details to /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/de