I want to learn how to switch the keyboard in a terminal to BÉPO (without being root), so I used the command loadkeys fr-bepo, but I am getting this error:

/usr/bin/ckbcomp: Can not find file "symbols/fr-bepo" in any known directory

I looked over the web for an hour, and they all said that the right command is loadkeys fr-bepo.

PS: I know that dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration allows to switch keyboard, but it demands root privileges, that's why I want to use loadkeys.

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    I use loadkeys in text mode. I have not tried that particular key configuration, but I often use the command line sudo loadkeys se. I think loadkeys wants elevated permissions (sudo) to work, at least for me. I often do it when I test iso files of Lubuntu and other Ubuntu flavours . (In a terminal window I use setxkbmap se without elevated persmissions. It is not quite clear if you want to do this in text mode or graphics mode.) – sudodus Feb 6 '17 at 15:32

I found the answer just after setting up the bounty lol.

In Debian derivatives (like Ubuntu), you have to install the package console-data with the command sudo apt-get install console-data

Then you can switch to bepo using this : loadkeys dvorak-fr-bepo.

  • I'm glad you found a solution, and thanks for sharing it :-) – sudodus Feb 6 '17 at 15:43

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