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Old 08-03-2008, 06:18 AM   #1
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How to switch keyboard layout in virtual console in Ubuntu 8.04?

I want to switch to a german keyboard layout on a virtual console. I'm using Ubuntu 8.04.

The posts in LQ I've seen so far refer to /usr/share/keymaps to pick up the right layout, but in Ubuntu this directory is empty.

So how can I do it in Ubuntu?
Old 08-03-2008, 08:57 AM   #2
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Install the packages console-data and console-common, these packages include the keymaps found in that directory.


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