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Offline Dip n Scratch

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UK Keyboard advice
« on: September 11, 2019, 10:28:33 AM »
I want to be rid of the default US keyboard & have only my native UK keymap loaded.
The Core Plus is installed on a 36Gb ex-laptop drive put into a case, so it is like booting from a stick.

I have downloaded kmaps.tcz and I can get the UK keymap to load from the prompt, but it does not persist beyond the re-boot, even though I typed filetool.sh -b. I then did the restore (-r) ??
I have also entered: loadkmap < /usr/share/kmap/qwerty//uk.kmap into bootlocal.sh after using 'chmod' to change it's permissions.
There's other stuff I have done that you will come up with. Maybe I have entered stuff in wrongly.

I have to get this right before I go after other newbie problems.

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Re: UK Keyboard advice
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 01:14:15 PM »
Hi Dip n Scratch
Make sure that  kmaps  is installed  onboot.  Add the following boot code to your bootloaders config file:
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kmap=qwerty/ukReboot your machine and see if the change took place. I would also like to suggest you read this excellent book:
http://tinycorelinux.net/book.html
It will provide you with useful insight on the inner workings of Tinycore.

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Re: UK Keyboard advice
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 12:24:39 AM »
kmaps is installed on booting up.
What is the name of the config file & i'll take a look at it, even if I have to use chmod to be able to edit it.

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Re: UK Keyboard advice
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 05:02:50 AM »
Hi Dip n Scratch
The config file should be under  boot/extlinux.  boot will either be under  tce  or in the root directory of your drive. To find
your drive:
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tc@box:~$ cat /etc/sysconfig/backup_device
sda3/tce
tc@box:~$
Next, change to that directory using the results you got from the above command:
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tc@box:~$ cd /mnt/sda3/tce
tc@box:/mnt/sda3/tce$
Check for a directory called  boot.  If it's not there, then move up one directory level and check there:
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tc@box:/mnt/sda3/tce$ cd ..
tc@box:/mnt/sda3$
Drill down into the  boot  directory. You should find something similar to  boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf.  Add the boot code to the
line that contains  core.gz.

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Re: UK Keyboard advice
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 11:55:14 PM »
I solved this with additions to bootlocal.sh and onboot.lst
Does anyone use a wireless keyboard?
I need to look for a keyboard anyway. Who know what lifeforms and biological debris exist in the present device?
A keyboard w/o a lead eliminates one problem, or does it introduce another?

    [EDIT]: Fixed spelling. Changed  lootlocal.sh  to  bootlocal.sh.  Rich
« Last Edit: September 13, 2019, 05:36:51 AM by Rich »

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Re: UK Keyboard advice
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 05:42:45 AM »
Hi Dip n Scratch
I'm sure some of our forum members use wireless keyboards. I can't recall anyone ever posting about any keyboard problems
due to using a wireless one.

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Re: UK Keyboard advice
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 04:09:48 PM »
I would value the commentary of any Forum members who do have cordless keyboards. Did they work with TCL without 'issues'?
The TV/monitor and the thin client are on the wall across the room.
The client is behind the TV. What sort of working range do you typically get?
Eliminating two cables is an attractive prospect.