I've installed DosDude's patches to get Catalina running on my Mac Pro 4,1.

However, I'm a Dvorak typist, and now I find I'm booting Catalina in "Canadian English" layout instead of Dvorak. So I have to struggle to type in my password! After I log in, I do have the Dvorak layout.

I thought this was in NVRAM, but the only interesting output from "nvram -p" is "prev-lang:kbd" which is set to "en:16300", which is exactly what you'd want for Dvorak.

So, how can I boot Catalina and have it come up in Dvorak layout?

  • does this help? support.apple.com/en-us/HT202036 Apr 5 at 3:28
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    Thanks for the suggestion! But I'd done all those things. I finally got it to work by accident, but doing 'sudo nvram boot-args="-no_compat_check -v"' made it work… don't know why… Apr 13 at 17:43


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