Frederick Wood wrote:
> Thanks to all who said what they could.
> I still need to change the kezboard settings... It is set up in german
> I think.
> Managed to get things working with a Knoppix CD.
If you are using a recent version of knoppix (since mid May 2004), you
can use the cheatcode lang=ie when you boot to get what should be a sane
setup for Ireland ("knoppix lang=ie" at the boot prompt, SHIFT+0 is =
under the german keyboard).
If you have installed to hard disk it depends which type of install you
have done. If it is an auto-detecting install (beginner or old style I
think) you should be able to edit the lilo config to append the lang=ie
boot option (don't forget to run lilo afterwards) or you could always
set the default language to ie in /etc/init.d/knoppix-autoconfig by
editing the following section:
# Allow language specification via commandline. The default language
# will be overridden via "lang=de" boot commandline
LANGUAGE="$(getbootparam lang 2>/dev/null)"
[ -n "$LANGUAGE" ] || LANGUAGE="de"
So the last line reads
[ -n "$LANGUAGE" ] || LANGUAGE="ie"
If you did a debian type install you probably want to edit these files
to have the following values
LANG="en_IE at euro"
#Additional KDE Keyboards
And then (as root) do
rm -f /etc/localtime
cp "/usr/share/zoneinfo/$TZ" /etc/localtime
And I think (post next boot) everything should be as if you had used
lang=ie from the outset :-)
Hope it helps.
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