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Old 07-22-2010, 12:12 PM   #1
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Tilde / back-tick key not giving me a tilde or back-tic. Ubuntu 10.04 on Macbook Pro

I'm guessing this is a simple one, but I can't seem to find how to get my backtick/tilde key doing what it's supposed to. Currently, I get these chars with that key:

My keyboard is set to US Macintosh. This is a Macbook Pro 5,1. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.

Old 07-22-2010, 07:11 PM   #2
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consider these links pls

I don't use Ubuntu but

get you to kb layout hopefully....change USA (Macintosh)" to "USA
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I had the same issue. When I set my keyboard to US however, it changed from to < ! (instead of ` ~ as is displayed on the key).

To correct the issue, I set my keyboard to English (UK, Macintosh).
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Hi Brian,

sudo nano /etc/rc.local
Add this line:
echo 0 > /sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/iso_layout
Source: askubuntu (dot) com (slash) questions (slash) 530325 (slash) tilde-key-on-mac-air-with-ubuntu

Hope this helps!


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