How do I save my keyboard layout settings?

I don't know if these blogs are the right place to ask questions?
I've managed to switch my keyboard layout to fi-latin1, which is great. The only problem is that I have to do this each time the system is restarted. How do I save my configuration changes?
By modifying filetool.lst? Modifying it how?
Also, the command startx wipes out all of Firefox's bookmarks, so I would have to add them everytime I change the keyboard layout. Not good.

I would also like to change the refresh rate, the size of the mouse cursor and the am/pm time display to a 24h clock. But these are all side-issues.

The "passed undefined mode number" problem is also quite annoying, and editing lilo.conf file doesen't help one bit:

Without even being able to type Internet-addresses without looking up the american keyboard-layot, the system is pretty much unusable to me.

I've only installed dsl on my spare P133 computer.
Any help would be appreciated.

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some help

The forums are a better place to ask questions. There are more people there and there is a search feature so you can look for already asked questions. Besides, if you do ask something new, if you get your royal “me only” reply here, who else learns from that? Look at the forums and most questions are either answered or can be.

You can save your keyboard by editing the /home/dsl/.xinitrc file . Add this line after dillo but before fluxbox:

loadkeys fi-latin1 2&>/dev/null &

Then add the line /home/dsl/.xinitrc to the filetool.lst file. Look on the forums for better info, or better yet, the “getting started” page that opens up with xwindows on the dsl CD. It explains filetool.lst.

To change the clock to 24 hours, edit the /home/dsl/.fluxbox/init file

Change the line
session.screen0.strftimeFormat: %m/%d/%y %I:%M %p
session.screen0.strftimeFormat: %m/%d/%y %IH:%M %p

also add /home/dsl/.fluxbox/init to filetool.lst

I haven't heard that startx wipes out Firefox settings. Firefox setting are saved in /home/dsl/.Mozilla (add this to filetool.lst as well). If you don’t add them they don’t get saved. .xinitrc shouldn’t erase them.

I hope this got you going enough to check out the forums. They’re a friendly bunch, and there is a lot of great info there.

Thanks, did not work though.

I would register to the forums, but I'm just about ready to give up or find another distro. I actually thought this would work, but it did not. It seems whatever I do to either .xinitrc, filetool.lst or any other file for that matter, has no effect on the system whatsoever. I followed your instructions. Thanks anyway clacker.

if you get xwindows started,

if you get xwindows started, choose system->keyboard from the right click menu. Go to the fi-latin1 using the down arrows, then tab over to OK or cancel and hit return. After you can type, then visit the forums. I might have given you a bum steer with what I tolsd you to do. Asking there is much better.