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Default Keyboard Layout not included in encoding of wsksymdef.h

Hello people!I recently installed openbsd 4.9 and after given help from the FAQ and the forum i made my bsd work.

I would like to add the greek layout so i can type in greek!I checked the man of wsconsctl and the wsksymdef header which lives in /usr/include/dev/wscons/wsksymdef.h

and there is no encoding for the greek language!

I also want to know how to set the keyboard shortcut for switching between languages greek and english to be "alt+shift"

Thank you in advance.
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I was in the same position as you.

First of all, in console you are not able to use Greek language. To use Greek on X, you'll have to do the following:

- edit xorg.conf and in input method-keyboard, add
Code:
Option "XkbLayout" "us, gr"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:ctrl_shift_toggle"
(I'm using ctrl+shift because alt+shift are used to change desktops. If you need, then change the keys accordingly)

After the first step, do
Code:
cd /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc/
sudo ln -s gr el
(that's for a bug in character binds)

and for the final step to be able to use utf-8 in xterm, add to .Xdefaults

Code:
xterm*locale: utf8
Now in xterm, you can use utf8 but without the accents on vowels ("έ, ύ, ί, ό, ά, ή, ώ". You'll be able to type "ε, υ, ι, ο, α, ω" though). In all other programs, you'll be able to type as you wish.
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Thank you very much for your answer Daffy!I'm going to try it after i get rid of some problems that have to do with my default DE and i'll let you know if it worked!
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Hello again Daffy!Here's the deal:

I had no xorg.conf so i created one
Code:
sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and i added the code you gave me but for alt+shift.I made it all like u said except for the last part 'cause i don't know where to find .Xdefaults.

Code:
locate .Xdefaults
returns
Code:
locate .Xdefaults
database too small: /var/db/locate.database
and i can't continue! :/

edit:without the last part with Xdefaults,if i startx i get a blank black screen and am stuck in it.So for the time being i deleted my xorg .conf.

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The dot prefix indicates a hidden file on Unix systems, generally those are put in your home directory.
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Thank you BSDfan666 but after editing .Xdefaults , still when i startx i get stuck in blank black screen.

I don't know if it helps,but i use OpenBox!
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Did you just create xorg.conf with the lines that Daffy gave? that's obviously not going to work.

You'll need to generate a proper configuration file, run X -configure as root and copy xorg.conf.new over to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Once that has been done, you can try his advice by adding the lines to the relevant Input section.
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Well lol that's what i did! :$ Thank you both now it works!I have both languages!
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What BSDfan666 said. Read here for more info.

I was exactly in your position, so I can give you the advice that everyone here gives: read the faq. And if it's not on faq, it's in the man pages. Don't get me wrong, I'm still a noob in many things around OpenBSD, but that's the best advice anyone can give you.

Learn to use man and apropos, and you're set. You don't even need to search online. OpenBSD has the best man pages. Everything is there.
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