View Full Version : [wubi] Keyboard problem after installing

November 22nd, 2012, 04:19 AM
Hi guys,

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 using WUBI (alongside Windows XP). After the installation, the keyboard layout was set to arabic so I can't log in (I set a password when I executed WUBI).
I guess the problem is because I'm from Argentina, so the keyboard is set to AR.

I can only log in as guest but that's all I can do but I can change the keyboard layout from that account.

I'll appreciate your input.


November 22nd, 2012, 07:10 AM
What happens if you drop to a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1)? Is it still arabic? If not, try:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

November 22nd, 2012, 02:05 PM
Sorry, I forgot to say it.

Yes, I tried that and it's in arabic too :/ It's a real pitty.

November 22nd, 2012, 05:38 PM
Try reinstalling by running on the command line:

wubi.exe --language=en

Reference: askubuntu.com/questions/193449/how-can-i-run-the-wubi-installer-in-a-different-language (http://askubuntu.com/q/193449/14916)

PS don't forget to file a bug: bugs.launchpad.net/wubi/+filebug

November 23rd, 2012, 02:49 AM
Alright. I'll try it and come back with the results.

I'm about to submit the bug.


November 26th, 2012, 03:54 PM
I installed it with "--language=en" but the keyboard layout was in arabic again.
The difference now is that I could change the arabic keyboard on-screen to english, so I logged in and changed the default layout.