Does anybody know how to change the above mentioned item on openSUSE 13.1? Can’t find anything when I did a google search…pasted my question at the incorrect forum, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, and was redirected here:)
Yes, I know that. But I never heard of “Coleman” and don’t know how that layout looks like. (maybe it would be similar enough to some other one?)
Tried what you suggested but there are no other keyboard layout there.
Sorry, I can’t help you then, I’m afraid.
But what do you mean with “there are no other keyboard layout there”?
There should be others. I do have Dvorak, UK and US here in my list, and all those other countries of course.
No “Coleman” though, whatever that is.
I did found something about a “Colemak” keyboard (devised by a Mr. Coleman, so I think that is what you mean) on Wikipedia which might help you:
The Colemak layout is supported out-of-the-box in the NetBSD, FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD, Haiku, Chrome and Linux operating systems, as well as the X.org implementation of the X Window System (starting with X11R7.3 in 2007). It is also included with Mac OS X and iOS (hardware keyboards), starting with Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5.0 and there is a multi-platform program available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, although as of 2012 Windows has not yet adopted the keyboard in its out-of-the-box selection.
Keynote 11 points to the commit where “colemak” was added to Xorg, and the layout is indeed included in openSUSE’s Xorg config files.
So if you’re using KDE, enter “Configure Desktop”->“Input Devices”->Keyboard, switch to the “Layouts” tab, enable “Configure Layouts”, and click on “Add”.
Then choose the settings like in my screenshot, from top to bottom. You can of course set a shortcut to activate that layout, and set the “Label” to whatever you like. That’s just how it is shown by the layout switcher/indicator.
You can then of course also remove other layouts that might be there.
If you want to have that layout on the login screen already, try to set this in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-keytable.conf :
Option "XkbVariant" "colemak"
(if there’s a similar line already, change it accordingly)
I cannot test if this would work though.
In the meantime I had a look myself, and GNOME does indeed offer the Colemak layout as well:
Enter GNOME’s settings, click on “Region & Language”, click on “+” to add a new layout, click on the last entry (the 3 vertical dots), then “Other” (again the last item).
You should then find an entry “English (Colemak)” in the list.