as I got a lot of requests to implement an autostart feature for
lxkeymap I did it.
LXKeymap 0.5 is now capable to store its keymap configuration into a
file that it reads out during autostart.
Therefore I wrote a little *.desktop file that I put in the global
/etc/xdg/autostart which contains the new command "lxkeymap -a" to
trigger the autostart function of lxkeymap. The Keymap configuration
will be stored locally in your home directory ( ~/.config/lxkeymap.cfg)
and is easily editable either by using lxkeymap and set a new keymap or
by editing it by hand.
You can get this version from here:

If you notice any bugs then report them here: http://launchpad.net/lxkeymap

Also I guess there is a bug in lxdm, because changing the keyboard
layout in the session and logging out to lxdm does not restore the
global keymap but uses the one choosen in the session.
This could be also fixed by simply calling "lxkeymap -a" from within
lxdm but as lxkeymap uses only a local configuration it would then
create and use the root accounts .config/lxkeymap.cfg file. So you need
to create this first by executing lxkeymap as root if you want to have a
different keymap globally+lxdm and your user accounts.

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