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Re: No dvorak in window manager

From: Nils Gillmann
Subject: Re: No dvorak in window manager
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:35:04 +0000

Luther Thompson transcribed 1.8K bytes:
> I installed GuixSD today. When I boot up, both the login manager and
> the desktop session use qwerty. I do see dvorak when I hit Ctrl+Alt+F2
> for a non-window console. `loadkeys dvorak` has no effect in either

That is because loadkeys is for the tty. In X you would use setxkbmap
or your WM/DM provided tools for setting it. setxkbmap comes as part
of the package 'setxkbmap' in guix.

For SDDM and SLIM the fact that it's just en_US is a bug in our
invocation of it (or upstream? I forgot, simply because I opened
a bug report long time ago not to think about reasons why this

> place. Here is my OS definition:
> (use-modules (gnu) (gnu system nss))
> (use-service-modules desktop)
> (use-package-modules certs gnome)
> (operating-system
>   (host-name "targaryen")
>   (timezone "America/New_York")
>   (locale "en_US.utf8")
>   (bootloader (bootloader-configuration
>                 (bootloader grub-bootloader)
>                 (target "/dev/sda")))
>   (file-systems (cons (file-system
>                         (device "my-root")
>                         (mount-point "/")
>                         (type "ext4")
> (title 'label))
>                       %base-file-systems))
>   (users (cons (user-account
>                 (name "luther")
>                 (comment "Luther Thompson")
>                 (group "users")
>                 (supplementary-groups '("wheel" "netdev"
>                                         "audio" "video"))
>                 (home-directory "/home/luther"))
>                %base-user-accounts))
>   ;; This is where we specify system-wide packages.
>   (packages (cons* nss-certs         ;for HTTPS access
>                    gvfs              ;for user mounts
>                    %base-packages))
>   ;; Add GNOME and/or Xfce---we can choose at the log-in
>   ;; screen with F1.  Use the "desktop" services, which
>   ;; include the X11 log-in service, networking with Wicd,
>   ;; and more.
>   (services (cons* (console-keymap-service "dvorak")
>   (gnome-desktop-service)
>                    (xfce-desktop-service)
>                    %desktop-services))
>   ;; Allow resolution of '.local' host names with mDNS.
>   (name-service-switch %mdns-host-lookup-nss)
>   (swap-devices '("/swapfile")))
> -- 
> Luther Thompson

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