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    change console keyboard layout

    hi

    If I switch using CTRL-ALT-F1 to the console, then I have other keyboard layout than under Gnome Desktop.
    Howto change console keyboard layout?

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    Re: change console keyboard layout

    Try switching to the console, and then installing the console-common package, if it's not already installed:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install console-common
    It will prompt you to change your keyboard layout. To make changes after that, you can type:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-data
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    Re: change console keyboard layout

    Thy a lot, now it works well!

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    Re: change console keyboard layout

    Great stuff please could you use the Thread Tools menu and mark it as [SOLVED]?

    Thanks
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    Re: change console keyboard layout

    Is there a way to make the changes permanent? I use the server edition and after a reboot I am back with the default keymap.

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    Re: change console keyboard layout

    Quote Originally Posted by rocktale View Post
    Is there a way to make the changes permanent? I use the server edition and after a reboot I am back with the default keymap.
    Try to change in /etc/default/keyboard and change as well at the Gnome Login Mask, if you mark an user name, go down and change the keyboard, before login into the Gnome desktop.
    Last edited by cccc; June 25th, 2011 at 10:40 PM.

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    Re: change console keyboard layout

    Quote Originally Posted by lechien73 View Post
    Try switching to the console, and then installing the console-common package, if it's not already installed:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install console-common
    It will prompt you to change your keyboard layout. To make changes after that, you can type:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-data
    Simply Awesome!
    Thanks.

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