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Old 05-14-2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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Wrong keys on keyboard when in terminal mode


I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 on a desktop (i486) computer with een Fujitsu Siemens keyboard.

When in X-mode, all keys behave like they should, including all the diacrites like etc.

When i switch tot terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F2) and login, Linux thinks i possess a genuine Dutch keyboard.
In X-mode the top row reads (when the Shift-key is pressed):
~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ +
In terminal-mode the top row reads (when the Shift-key is pressed):
╜ ! " # $ % & _ ( ) ' ? ~

This is annoying as i don't know where the / - etc are by heart.

When in terminal mode, how do i change the keyboard layout whithout changing the layout in X-mode??

Kind regard,

Kees de Boer
Beverwijk, Netherlands,
Old 05-14-2009, 07:11 PM   #2
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Try running sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup to select your preferred layout. Only the keyboard layout should be edited, the rest of the options should be fine (unless you also want a different charset, font size, font style, etc. on your consoles).

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Old 05-15-2009, 04:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Jay73,

That did the trick. I ran it and left virtual all configurations as the were, except that i choose the 102-key Intel PC-keyboard with the USA-INTL keyboard layout with dead keys and Alt-Gr for the special characters ( and the like).


With regards,

Kees de Boer,


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