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In Ubuntu / Natty, edit the file /etc/default/keyboard, look for the XKBVARIANT setting, and set it to this: XKBVARIANT="dvorak" This will tell GDM, the login manager, which keyboard layout to use per default. Note: the comments in the file warn that this only takes effect after udev is restarted; I would just reboot the machine after changing it.
Yes, that's a reasonable bug to file. To find the right place to file it, you can Google for something like site:launchpad.net ubuntu installer. I think Ubiquity would be a reasonable place to start - people can always move it if it's not exactly right. It's also worth searching the web for some keywords around the symptoms you're experiencing eg ubuntu ...
With KDE4, similar handling: Open the "System Settings", and with the "Input" section you will find "Keyboard layouts". There you have to first enable the layouts (so the settings become editable), add the QWERTY you want to have, remove the old Dvorak, and then you can disable layouts (including the keyboard indicator) again. Granted, that was easier with ...
I learned Dvorak using TypeFaster for Windows. On Linux, ktouch is supposed to be very good, or there is gtypist if the others aren't suitable. KTouch comes with a configuration file called sv.dvorak.keyboard, so I think it will work for you. See also: http://superuser.com/questions/541/is-there-any-software-to-help-me-learn-the-dvorak-layout UPDATE ...
The command you're looking for is loadkeys. Use sudo loadkeys dvorak to switch temporarily, and sudo loadkeys us (or whatever your qwerty keymap is) to get back. You can use one of these methods to make it so sudo loadkeys doesn't actually require your password from you (I suggest method 2.)
Please see this bug and the long and heated discussion around it: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=162726 The behaviour you want was actually the default behaviour before and was considered a bug by people using the Dvorak layout... PS: That it works in gnome-terminal is considered a bug...
Do you use the shell switching functionality on the login screen? If not, you could enable automatic login and pass the login screen altogether. See: http://www.liberiangeek.net/2011/03/automatically-logon-ubuntu-11-04-natty-narwhal-typing-passwords/
I had a similar problem now, being stuck with German keyboard with all deadkeys. First I used my above solution which seemed to work fine -- but after reboot, it reverted back. After a lot of google-ing around I finally found a solution: become root, and type dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration which brings up the initial keyboard configuration dialog ...
My first attempt was to make the control keys act simultaneously as Control and as a third-level chooser, then define a keyboard layout with Dvorak on levels 1 and 2, and Qwerty on levels 3 and 4. This doesn't seem possible in XKB, however. In addition, the comments in the source of the dvorak-qwerty program you've linked state that Although it is ...
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