View Full Version : [ubuntu] Resetting default keyboard layout

September 1st, 2008, 10:27 PM
Did clean load of 8.10 only to find I am stuck with dvorak keyboard. I can reset session, but it goes back to dvorak on reboot. I tried changing conf file per a previous post, but wound up with some sort of rules violation:

john@john-desktop:~$ sudo edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
[sudo] password for john:
Warning: unknown mime-type for "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" -- using "application/octet-stream"
Error: no "edit" mailcap rules found for type "application/octet-stream"

I have standard 101 keyboard like most other US desktop PCs.

What do I need to do to get the right keyboard layout as the default. Please don't assume I know Unix. I am a beginner and need step-by-step.

Thank you,


JC Cheloven
September 2nd, 2008, 12:12 AM
Did you gave a try to the most obvious thing? In gnome desktop:

system -> preferences -> keyboard
pick tab 'layout'
press 'add' if your keyboard is not listed to add it
tick the 'default' button for your layout

Hope this helps.