Gentoo: Colemak keymap support

Colemak is my new keymap of choice. Luckily, Gentoo Linux supports it well. Unlike some of the crazy instructions people have posted out [there][3], you only need to edit 2 files to convert your console and Xorg server. Note, I’m taking the time to write this because I couldn’t find easy instructions out there…

% cat /etc/conf.d/keymaps

Use keymap to specify the default console keymap. There is a complete tree

of keymaps in /usr/share/keymaps to choose from.


% cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-keyboard.conf 
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "keyboard-all"
        Option "XkbVariant" "colemak"


Jeremy Olexa

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