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Old 07-26-2014, 04:33 PM   #1
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Question Pipe symbol wrong on the screen


When I type the pipe symbol on my raspberry pi I get the tilde (~) symbol. All other keys work. How do I get the pipe symbol?
I am trying to do this on the command line in LXTerminal.
John
 
Old 07-26-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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What physical kind of keyboard are you using, what distro/version is installed to the pi, and what keyboard do you have selected in the software?

The Arch Wiki tells me that you can use this command to determine the keyboard/language settings:

Code:
localectl status
Has the physical keyboard been tested on another machine to make sure that this is not a hardware issue, that the pipe key isn't, for example, sending an incorrect keycode?

Last edited by frankbell; 07-27-2014 at 08:52 PM. Reason: grammar
 
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:12 AM   #3
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Which distro are you using? If Raspbian, run in the terminal:
Code:
sudo raspi-config
That brings up a GUI where, among other things, you can choose your keyboard layout.
 
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:15 PM   #4
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Talking I got my pipe thank you

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What physical kind of keyboard are you using, what distro/version is installed to the pi, and what keyboard do you have selected in the software?

The Arch Wiki tells me that you can use this command to determine the keyboard/language settings:

Code:
localectl status
Has the physical keyboard been tested on another machine to make sure that this is not a hardware issue, that the pipe key isn't, for example, sending an incorrect keycode?
 
Old 07-31-2014, 09:29 PM   #5
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I'm glad to got it working again.

What exactly was the cause of the problem? Your answer may help someone else in the future.
 
Old 07-31-2014, 09:30 PM   #6
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Talking I got the pipe on the screen

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Which distro are you using? If Raspbian, run in the terminal:
Code:
sudo raspi-config
That brings up a GUI where, among other things, you can choose your keyboard layout.
I failed to do the configuration in the first place. Thank you for your help.
 
Old 07-31-2014, 09:32 PM   #7
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Pipe

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I'm glad to got it working again.

What exactly was the cause of the problem? Your answer may help someone else in the future.
I completed the keyboard configuration.

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Old 08-01-2014, 10:07 AM   #8
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$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
(or was it keyboard-config?)

It's because the pi defaults to a UK keyboard.

Last edited by Shadow_7; 08-01-2014 at 10:08 AM. Reason: edit: the # prints the british L for $currency$ as well.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 12:29 PM   #9
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Thank you for the info Shadow_7. I managed to configure the keyboard.
John

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Old 08-01-2014, 02:10 PM   #10
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I should have said that on raspbian the default keyboard layout is UK based and not US. Raspbian wasn't to my liking for more reason than that (nfs NOT as a module, passwordless sudo, ...). I ended up on debian armel for little-er things like available fonts (neep), and encoding codecs (libx264) for avconv. If I ever get a 2nd one, I might feel inclined to try more exotic things like gentoo or arch.
 
  


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