Debian on the FreeRunner -- a few questions/solutions

Fox Mulder Quakeman1 at
Thu Aug 21 22:06:24 CEST 2008

In the console the "umlaute" doesn't work at all. maybe i have to change
my language or font settings. When i try it in mousepad the "umlaute"
works and are affected by capslock.

shift+. = : is right.

";" comes by shift+, (take look at the keyboard) :)

The problem with shift+7=? and shift+0=+ does here also appear. I think
these keys must be quoted or something, but i don't know for sure. In
the original files the / and ? are in no special way written, so i don't
know what this is.
I will try a few variations if i can get them to work properly. :)


Aapo Rantalainen wrote:
> Nice looking keyboard. Excluding Home and End there are
> AllWhatCanNeed. (maybe on arrows with shift?) There are some button
> which do not work on my debian. Do they work on yours?
> shift+7  = ?    should be /
> shift+0  = +    should be =
> shift+.   = :     should be ;
> öä and umlaut-u do not affected by CAPSLOCK.
> y and z are swapped (joke)
> -Aapo Rantalainen
> 2008/8/21 Fox Mulder <Quakeman1 at>:
>> First of all i must say that i'm quite impressed with debian on the
>> freerunner. It runs quite smooth most of the time and the software
>> choices are realy nice. :)
>> There is a thing what i found out about the matchbox keyboard. The
>> standard layout is quite bad so i tried my customized from 2007.2 which
>> doesn't work at all (i already read about this problem). After a long
>> try and error session i found out why it doesn't work. The matchbox
>> keyboard which comes with debian seems not to get along with the
>> action="modifier:layout" tag. After i found out i removed all
>> alternative layouts and it worked with my nice german layout with f-keys
>> and everithing which is on the keyboard. :)
>> If someone is interested in the german layout with f-keys i attached.
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