I’m new to this forums , so I’ll introduce myself a bit. I’m Evert , 17 years old and I’m living in belgium. I’m learning blender since few weeks , so i’m not further then the ‘basic man model’ from the noob to pro wiki’s ;).
That I’m living in belgium has got one problem , i’m used to the azerty keybord lay-out. That was no problem with blender under windows , it used (like i wanted) azerty.
But since a few weeks I installed gentoo linux , and now i’ve got deleted my windows. I tought i could do blender stuff also under linux :). Yeah blender works , only one thing isn’t working … the keybord lay-out. Under kde I’m using azerty , just like in the console… But blender uses the qwerty lay-out.
That’s a big problem for me , because i’m used to the schortkeys like ‘a’ and ‘z’ and they are now swapped with ‘q’ and ‘w’ … Verry annoying.
I’ve searched on the internet , but i didn’t found the same problem I’m having , i found lot’s of troubles with azerty with some specific keys , but not with ALL the keys ;).
Xmodmap works at the xorg level, so every program you run is affected. That means you can’t make it application specific.
The only partial solution is to write a script that will switch the keyboard to qwerty on start of Blender and switch back to azerty when you quit. However, while running Blender, you will have qwerty in all applications.
To write such a script is not hard. You have to create two files for modmap.
One of them is easy, you just dump the output of
xmodmap -pke > qwerty.modmap
Copy it to azerty.modmap and switch the assignments you need.