View Full Version : [ubuntu] keyboard issue on login screen

April 24th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Hi all :)

When i set up my ubuntu 9.04, i must have selected the wrong keyboard layout. Not to worry, preferences>keyboard>layouts>change layout>apply system-wide.... right?

Wrong - my password has a # in it, but this is shift-3 on a USA keyboard setup, and has its own key on UK keyboards.

The issue is i can't change the keyboard layout for the login screen - i got quite worried when i couldnt log in!

How can i change keyboard layout for the login screen?

April 24th, 2009, 02:48 AM

April 24th, 2009, 03:00 AM
Can you login at all? If so you could change the keyboard layout in xorg.

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Change this:

Option "XkbLayout" "us"

To this:

Option "XkbLayout" "gb"

You'd think it would be uk, but it's gb...