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Old 02-03-2004, 10:30 AM   #1
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Kbd char change


I`ve just misconfigured smthg during installation of my debian, and i have vrog characters displayed on some buttons. Let me explain:
Pressed bt.             Displayed char
     \ (bckslash)                 ~ 
    | (pipe)                         #          really-really missing
    ~                                 <nothing>
    # (shift+3)                    #+\n    very interesting
Let me know how can I solve this.

Thx in adv.
Donci from HU

Last edited by donci; 02-03-2004 at 10:59 AM.
Old 02-03-2004, 11:16 AM   #2
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You probably selected the wrong regional keyboard layout. At least with Mandrake 9.2, the graphic options are a little confusing, basically because it's got three "US Keyboard" entries that all do different things (similar to the stuff you're describing, actually). If Debian has a graphical tool that allows you to change your keyboard (might be under hardware tools or somesuch), try different "versions" of the standard US keyboard.

I don't know much about debian, but if you can't use a graphic configuration program, you can probably run xf86config (or xfree86config or xf86configurator, the damn program has 1000 names) or you can track down the X config file, which I think is somewhere in /etc/X11.

I hope that gets you moving in the right direction. I'm sortof a newbie myself.

Last edited by WheatPuppet; 02-03-2004 at 11:19 AM.
Old 03-05-2004, 02:33 PM   #3
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Just run kbdconfig from console. Then select keymap from arch list =>qwerty =>US American =>Standard =>US International (ISO 8859-1)
This should work in most cases. At least you can start from this, then try the layout which suits your keyboard.
Just my 2cents.


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