View Full Version : How-To: Adding xvkbd (onscreen keyboard) to KDM

9th November 2012, 05:12 PM
This is a simple way to add an onscreen keyboard to KDM. This should be helpful for users who cannot type using a physical keyboard but can operate a mouse or touchpad.

Step 1: sudo vi /etc/kde/kdm/Xsetup

Step 2: add xvkdb & to the last line of /etc/kde/kdm/Xsetup

Step 3: save /etc/kde/kdm/Xsetup by typing :wq

Step 4: sudo vi /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc

Step 5: change UseTheme=true to UseTheme=false (on line 443)

Step 6: save /etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc by typing :wq

That should do it. You will loose the regular theme settings. Due to bugs.

Enable Tapping:

Step 1: sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-synaptics.conf

Step 2: Add the folowing:

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "tap-by-default"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "MaxTapMove" "59"
Option "SingleTapTimeout" "307"
Option "MaxDoubleTapTime" "301"
Option "ClickTime" "304"

Step 3: Save by typing :wq

Step 4: Logout, Restart X.

Note: My values for MaxTapMove etc can be changed to your liking.