Here in this forum, there are couple of topics about keyboard layout switching in E17 desktop. http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,74210.0.htmlhttp://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,82930.0.html
Unfortunately none of them gives a good answer, about how to solve the keyboard layout switching issue.
A friendly user drhadidy
came up with some temporary solutions but none of them was good for me.
The problem is a BUG in E17 Language
when I load and add the Language module, arrow buttons (also Page Up/Down/Home/End) on the keyboard just freeze... I tested another qt/kde version of PCLOS-17 and same is there!
Later I found out that Delete
button also stuck.
Yesterday, I remembered some "magical" code which I used some time ago, while I was testing LXDE desktop.
setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll us,ge
Where "ge" stands for the Georgian language.
Instead of "ge" you need to put your country code.
Check in Synaptic if you have setxkbmap
It works like a charm!
But there is one obstacle... You need to activate that code every time after reboot.
I can not put it in Autostart applications.
I know that, it is possible to create a .desktop file and put it in Autostart applications.
BUT I don't know how to create a .desktop file with that "magical" code and where to put that file.If someone will kindly write here a small how-to about that, it will complete the temporary solution, for keyboard layout switching in E17 until it is still buggy!