Greek keymap or locale problem

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Greek keymap or locale problem

Postby alexxtasi » 20 Nov 2016, 21:46

Hi there
My starting point is to create a custom sysrcd, based on this howto (, in order to add Greek language on x and console mode also (so don't have to set it every-time I boot).

Trying this, I found out:

- when I select gr keymap at boot time, in the console I can write in english, but when trying to change keymap (either with Alt+Shift or Alt+Enter) Sysrcd freezes and I can only hard-reboot.

- when I leave the default US keymap and after, add gr keymap running command

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loadkeys /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/
or the

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loadkeys /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/
, the result is changing keymaps but greek characters can't be read (not unicode I suppose?)

- I tried to add greek unicode locales (even though I am not sure this is the problem) with

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grep el_GR.UTF /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORT >> /etc/locale.gen
and then

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but the result was

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cannot open locale definition file 'el_GR' : No such file or directory

Is my problem the lack of greek utf locale?
Or the two gr keymaps already in sysrcd, need to be updated?
What can I do to fix this?

thanks in advance

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