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Cannot use french keyboard - qoop - 13th Dec, 2020 12:39 AM

My keyboard is french AZERTY layout, but it is "seen" as QWERTY
I modified Kodi and System parameters

reading https://github.com/xbianonpi/xbian/issues/256
I have made
```
dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
dpkg-reconfigure locale
```

read also it could be a tty access problem?
So I will try next
```
sudo usermod -aG tty $username
sudo su -c 'echo "KERNEL==\"tty[0-9]*\", GROUP=\"tty\", MODE=\"0660\"" >> /etc/udev/rules.d/99-input.rules'
```

I am really confused with that behaviour.
Anyone have that problem? And found a simple solution?


RE: Cannot use french keyboard - Nachteule - 13th Dec, 2020 02:49 AM

Maybe your /etc/default/keyboard is not correct

Mine, for German layout, looks like this:

Code:
# KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION FILE

# Consult the keyboard(5) manual page.

XKBMODEL="pc105"
XKBLAYOUT="de"
XKBVARIANT="nodeadkeys"
XKBOPTIONS=""

BACKSPACE="guess"

Supposeingly your XKBLAYOUT="" does not have fr as setting


RE: Cannot use french keyboard - qoop - 13th Dec, 2020 07:44 AM

I have already checked that.
My file is fine.
Code:
# KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION FILE

# Consult the keyboard(5) manual page.

XKBMODEL="pc105"
XKBLAYOUT="fr"
XKBVARIANT=""
XKBOPTIONS=""

BACKSPACE="guess"

I finally found the missing parameter.
I forgot to change Kodi/System keyboard preference, but only layout display in Regional setting.
Sorry for this false alert. There is so many options, I get lost.

Thank you


RE: Cannot use french keyboard - HiroariTillWhen - 28th Apr, 2021 06:13 PM

Thanks, I was struggling with the same issue, and now it works perfectly with my AZERTY keyboard.
I was wondering, though, is it possible to alternate between that French keyboard and a Russian Cyrillic one like you'd do on a Windows PC, by pressing Shift+Alt?