View Full Version : [SOLVED] Normal Russian keyboard layout missing

December 11th, 2011, 06:50 AM

In a standard XUbuntu installation I can't find normal Russian keyboard layout :(

System Settings - Keyboard etc. allows to add miscellaneous(Osetian, phonetic, phonetic winkeys etc.) versions of Russian layout, except the normal one.

I fixed it temporarily with the following command:

$ setxkbmap -layout us,ru -variant ',winkeys' -option 'grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll'
Of course, I can put it into a runlevel script.

I've also managed to do the same with /etc/default/keyboard XDG_* settings.

But such kind of setup looks ugly. Furthermore, sometimes it is somehow overriden by system...
So I'm searching for a standard way to set up the keyboard via standard - preferably GUI - tools, as in Ubuntu, or KUbuntu.


December 12th, 2011, 01:02 AM
click on Russian instead of the drop down window.

December 12th, 2011, 06:07 AM
click on Russian instead of the drop down window.
Oh, if it were so simple. Look at the stuff it provides there in System settings - Settings manager - Keyboard - Layout - Add:

As you see, there is no Russian(Russia), or Russian(Winkeys). So this is the case.

December 13th, 2011, 10:02 PM
Hi r.osmanov

It is twisted, but trivial.
Just select "Russian" - the group from the list, don't expand "Russian" drop-down menu. Just press on it, and select "OK".

Thanks, ilikelinuxitisthebest. It did the trick for me with EN language as well.


December 14th, 2011, 04:01 AM
dont click the dropdown window. just click the header like this.

December 14th, 2011, 05:50 AM
Huh, very unusual :)

Thank you!

December 20th, 2011, 06:32 AM
your welcome. Did you appreciate my skills in the GIMP?;)

December 20th, 2011, 12:03 PM
Gimp is cool as always!
(I somehow have never had a problem with Russian layout for years now!)