Dvorak

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This is a quick blurb for setting or converting your keymaps to dvorak instead of that horrid qwerty.

To convert to dvorak on the console, type

loadkeys dvorak/dvorak

To make this change permanent, set

KEYMAP=dvorak/dvorak

in /etc/rc.conf.

To convert to dvorak in X, type

setxkbmap dvorak

To make this change permanent, set

Option "XkbLayout" "dvorak"

in the keyboard "InputDevice" section of /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

If you are using the input hotplugging (evdev) you'll need to make the following changes:

cp /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-keymap.fdi /etc/hal/fdi/policy/

Edit the resulting file and update the input.xkb.variant entry to look like:

<merge key="input.xkb.variant" type="string">dvorak</merge>

Lastly you'll need to set the keyboard model to evdev

setxkbmap -model evdev

Swedish people interested in trying dvorak can find the swedish "version", called svorak, at www.aoeu.info!

To convert to svorak in X permanently, set

<merge key="input.xkb.layout" type="string">se</merge>
<merge key="input.xkb.variant" type="string">dvorak</merge>

in the keyboard "InputDevice" section of /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/xorg.conf. To convert to svorak in X you do not need to download any additional files from www.aoeu.info.