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Old 08-16-2014, 11:50 AM   #1
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Wrong Keyboard layout


Hi, i'm having problems when typing letters u,i,o,p,k,l and m. Getting 4,5,,6,*,2 and 0 instead.
Tried the usual way. English UK settings no joy. Same problem with 3 different Linux systems.

Cannot even run or install properly due to this problem ( unable to enter passwords properly).
Searched online on my Desktop no joy again!

Will have to give up and go back to Windows. Reluctantly if no solution.

My Laptop is a Dell Vostro 1000
 
Old 08-16-2014, 12:48 PM   #2
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Linux supports a wide variety of keyboard layouts. Obviously Linux is using the wrong layout. This is fixable but I don't think you can fix it with a non-functional keyboard. You will probably have to install Linux again. Most installers give you a choice of keyboard layouts right at the beginning of the install. Make sure that you select the keyboard layout that corresponds to your keyboard.

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Old 08-16-2014, 02:41 PM   #3
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What distribution are you using?
 
Old 08-16-2014, 05:51 PM   #4
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What distribution are you using?
We can help if we knew more. Do you remember which layout you chose on install?
 
Old 08-16-2014, 05:57 PM   #5
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Perhaps you've got a number pad enabled on your laptop. If so try switching it off.
 
Old 08-16-2014, 08:08 PM   #6
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Perhaps you've got a number pad enabled on your laptop. If so try switching it off.
Some laptops have a numpad on certain keys. Some have it on the side of the keyboard. You can turn num lock off to fix this if you see little numbers on certain letters (i.e. l). You can turn it off by pressing FN + (in my case) F11 or your key that has a lock with a number.
 
Old 08-17-2014, 07:51 AM   #7
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Thanks for all replies. Yes it was a case of just pressing a NumLk button. Never thought of doing that. Must of accidentally pressed it before. Was fine when running Windows 7.
 
  


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