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Keyboard configuration Missing

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Keyboard configuration Missing

Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:46 am
I have a vanilla KDE 4.1.3 install on Arch.

In systemsettings, under "Keyboard & Mouse" there used to be three tabs. One was on the "keyboard" (rate, repeat, etc.), another on the "mouse" (left-hand/right-hand, etc.) and a third on "keyboard shortcuts". This afternoon, I noticed that the first one, "keyboard", is missing -- only "Mouse" and "Keyboard Shortcuts" remain. I tried to make a new user with no .kde directory, but on login, that option is still missing.

Any ideas?


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RE: Keyboard configuration Missing

Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:48 am
Try

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kcmshell4 --list | grep keyboard


in a konsole to see if a module for keyboard settings is installed.

Last edited by neverendingo on Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.


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RE: Keyboard configuration Missing

Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:02 pm
neverendingo wrote:Try

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kcmshell4 --list | grep keyboard


in a konsole to see if a module for keyboard settings is installed.


I ran it and got the following output:

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$ kcmshell4 --list | grep keyboard
keyboard_layout        - Keyboard Layout
keyboard                  - Keyboard settings


I think its installed.


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RE: Keyboard configuration Missing

Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:42 pm
I have the same two modules listed from the output of 'kcmshell4 --list' however I have 5 sections: Keyboard, Mouse, Joystick, Standard Keyboard Shortcuts, Global Keyboard Shortcuts.


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RE: Keyboard configuration Missing

Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:59 pm
Same here. I too have 5 sections.
Try purging and reinstalling package systemsettings


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RE: Keyboard configuration Missing

Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:43 am
LinuxIsInnovation wrote:Same here. I too have 5 sections.
Try purging and reinstalling package systemsettings


Well, I did that and it didn't seem to work :-(. I'll wait to see what happens when KDE 4.2 is released.

Meanwhile, my main concern is that I couldn't enable keyboard repeat. So I decided to just go through configuration files, the relevant one being ~/.kde4/share/config/kcminputrc Well, that has:

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KeyboardRepeating=true


in it. Odd. I ran kcminit and, voila, keyboard repeat works again. Except that occasionally, and for no apparenty reason, it stops working and I have to run it again. Can you think of any reason for this?

Also, I was wondering if someone with 5 sections in the Keyboard&Mouse section could post their kcminputrc so I can see if I'm missing something that would cause those sections to not appear.


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RE: Keyboard configuration Missing

Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:11 am
This is mine:
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[$Version]
update_info=mouse_cursor_theme.upd:kde3.4.99

[Keyboard]
ClickVolume=0
KeyboardRepeating=true
NumLock=2
RepeatDelay=660
RepeatRate=25

[Mouse]
Acceleration=2
MouseButtonMapping=RightHanded
ReverseScrollPolarity=false
Threshold=4


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RE: Keyboard configuration Missing

Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:22 pm
LinuxIsInnovation wrote:This is mine:
...snip...


Thanks. Odd, though, mine is identical. Ah well.


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RE: Keyboard configuration Missing

Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:09 am
I am looking for a way to remap the keyboard, as I always remap the cap_lock and ctl and put them where they should be! In older KDE flavours I could do this...but with this latest Kubutu setup, I can't, and I am guessing someone left out the keyboardconfig thingie.

As the Xorg setup has also changed, I can't simply go and fiddle with it there, either. Any ideas?

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RE: Keyboard configuration Missing

Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:54 am
@farrellj
Please start a new thread regarding this.
Thank you.

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