Ubuntu :: Remove Adds One Keyboard Layout At Every Login?

Nov 28, 2010

I installed Ubuntu with the Swedish Eliminate Dead Keys layout as my standard layout. On my own user account I changed the keyboard layout to Swedish Dvorak. I removed the Swedish Eliminate Dead Keys layout on my account. So far so good. But on every login Ubuntu adds the Swedish Eliminate Dead Keys layout again. It's a bit annoying. how to remove it?

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Ubuntu :: Lubuntu: Can't Remove A Keyboard Layout?

Aug 13, 2010

I simply can't. I've edited all the known files like: /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/05-evdev.conf
/etc/X11/xorg.confBut I can't get rid of a f***n Croatian layout. Where are the layout setting stored?I can achieve temporal results with the setmapkbx command, but on the next login the HR layout is haunting again.

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Ubuntu :: Keyboard Layout Changes At Logout / Login

Jun 14, 2010

Running Ubuntu 10.04 AMD64 and Compiz with cube enabled. I have a BTC 5100 PS/2 mini keyboard, and if keyboard layout is set to USA it works fine. Keyboard model is set to "Generic 105-key (Intl) PC" and I don't see an entry for BTC 5100.

But every time I logout or reboot, the system adds an entry for "USA International (with dead keys)" below the entry for "USA" in the keyboard layouts tab and then I lose keys like the apostrophe key. I have no idea where these setting are kept. I've checked .gconf/desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/%gconf.xml, but see no change when I blow the second keyboard layout away.

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Ubuntu :: Changed Keyboard Layout, Unable To Login?

Feb 13, 2010

I changed my keyboard layout to arabic and now I can not login with my username and password. Also I am unable to type my root password. So I am completely locked out of my computer!!I was a overwhelmed by the information I found from searching forums. For now I'm working on making a bootable ubuntu CD so that I can run a live session and maybe fix this, but so far I am not having an easy time doing this

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Fedora :: Keyboard Layout Back To USA After Login

Dec 12, 2009

This problem has been discussed a couple of times here and there and there are numerous solutions as well as unsolved stories. The topic says it all I think. I use ca(fr) layout, and in the gnome keyboard configuration (system, preferences, keyboard) I only leave Canada. When I log out and go back in, the layout changes to USA and in the configuration tool, theres canada AND usa. I have to delete USA every time. The file /etc/sysconfig/keyboard is already set to ca(fr) and doesn't change

I tried to delete:
rm -f /var/cache/gdm/your-username/.dmrc
rm -f ~/.dmrc

but I either did miss something or it didn't work. The only thing I observed is that if I set the keyboard layout to Ca(fr) at the login screen (which is always set back to USA), the layout stays to ca(fr) in my session. This problem did not occur on Fedora 11 and it began on 12 on my laptop as well as on my girlfriend's.

I've read somewhere and I forgot where, that it is a known bug in Gnome and that it is fixed in a later version. I applied all available updates and system/about this computer says I have Gnome 2.28.0 and if I recall, this bug is supposedly fixed in 2.28.4 but I may be wrong on the version number. This is very annoying as we try to turn our computers off when we don't use them but this reset every login kind of forces us to our previous bad habits.

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Fedora :: Wrong Keyboard Layout At Login (KDM)

Aug 16, 2010

I use a Dvorak keyboard. I recently installed F13, and the layout is correct in the console an after logging in, but at the login screen, it goes to QWERTY. I've tried all of the settings in the GUI configurators; all of those are set right. There is no xorg.conf; so, I can't change it that way.

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General :: Keyboard Layout Changed - Screen Locked Now Cannot Login

Aug 8, 2010

While I was away from my computer a friend changed my keyboard layout to a random layout thinking he could revert it via mouse actions only. Unfortunately, by the time I returned, my screen was locked. Now I cannot unlock my session to get back in to the KDE session to restore the correct keyboard layout.

However, I can log in to a console. In the console (e.g., Ctrl-Alt-F1), the keyboard layout is unchanged, so I can edit any text files and make any other changes required. How can I change the KDE keyboard layout from a console? I'm running Kubuntu 10.04. There is no .kderc file in my home directory. And Xorg.conf doesn't contain the settings either. I'm not sure where else to look.

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Ubuntu :: Adding Spanish Language Keyboard Layout Disables Alt_R On USA Layout?

May 29, 2010

Running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, GNOME 2.3Keyboard Preferences utilityAdding any Spanish language keyboard layout makes my Alt_R not work in ANY layout! I see that it changes Alt_R to "Iso_L..." for all/both layouts, including USA layout. When I click "Reset to Defaults" it's fine again, USA layout shows Alt_R again. I've tried all the variants of the Latin American layout and the Spain layout and they all do the same thing.What is "ISO_L..." and what's going on?i DESPERATELY need my Alt_R to work!

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OpenSUSE Install :: Keyboard Layout Constantly Resets To Another Layout In OSUSE 11.3?

Aug 9, 2010

I have installed opensuse 11.3 a couple of weeks ago in 2 computers and both suffer of the same problem.In my asus laptop, i have a german keyboard. It is correctly recogniced as german keyboard by ev-dev, i guess. (ev-dev managed). But i need to write some spanisch symbols too, like accents (ᠩ ? 񬠷hich in a normal linux, they do work. For some reason, after rebooting, or after some time of having it running, the keyboard layout resets to an invalid setup, here accents get not over the letter (?a ?e ?i ?o ?u), so i have to select my layout again in the gnome control center.

With my other computermore or less the same.Its a desktop PC with an spanisch keyboard. But i thinck i picked German keyboard during installation and now it starts always with german with some sort of 5 secs delay when setting it. I have to pick spanisch and i always delete the german layout, but after some time having it running, it resets to the previusly deleted german layout.

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Fedora :: Gnome Keyboard Layout Set To USA Default Layout After Upgrade From 11 To 12

Dec 2, 2009

having problems with my keyboard layout since upgrade from F11 to F12. When I reboot and login into gnome I have to switch back to my layout as it has been set to USA default layout.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Upgrade Adds Unwanted Keyboard Shortcuts

Apr 30, 2010

I just upgraded to 10.04, all went well, except now the "s" and "m" keys on my keyboard open the login menu and the "Me" menu (with the mail and chat options) respectively. Obviously this is very irritating, I can only type those letters by holding down alt. I can't think of how this happened, it didn't do it before the upgrade. I'm using an Apple aluminum keyboard with a Dell. When I run xev and type the s or m key, I get this:

[Code]....

There are no relevant shortcuts under keyboard shortcuts. I am using a xmodmap file that looks like this:

clear mod1
clear mod4
keycode 133 = Alt_L
keycode 134 = Alt_R
keycode 64 = Meta_L
keycode 108 = Meta_R
[Code]....

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Mar 3, 2011

I defined a variant to my keyboard layout (Italian) editing the file/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/it and adding this block:

Code:
partial alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "itaro" {

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Dec 24, 2010

I'm a used Ubuntu user on a pc, and I like the french keyboard layout because it allows me to type accentued characters easily.I found a win-fr keyboard layout but it's much like windows and not so good.I found xmodmap.fr keyboard layout and I'd like to know if it was possible use it with my Mac SL 10.6.5, maybe I could do xmodmap xmodmap.fr or a way to convert to mac layout file.

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Ubuntu :: Cant Find Keyboard Layout For Keyboard?

Nov 20, 2010

Recently i have bought a Dell Inspiron n5010 laptop and installed ubuntu 10.10. I have a windows 7 installed as well. In windows Us English Table for IBM Arabic 238_L keyboard layout works for my pc. But, i can not find this layout in my ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: How To Set The Keyboard Layout

Jun 6, 2011

I installed Ubuntu 11.04.

how to set the keyboard layout.

I keep using the rescue cd because whenever I choose a keyboard layout the system does not seem to keep it like that.

After rebooting it loads another layout and I can't find which keys to type in that unknown layout. So for the moment, my password is 'tt' because I know it will work in both layout.

I have a belgium azerty keyboard. For the moment the upper option in the keyboard layout screen is USA and the lower option is Belgium. Which is weird since I thought that the upper option was of higher priority. But at least it works like that. At least until I reboot I think

PS: the rescue cd has also a keyboard layout problem. I chose belgium and I end up with a usa layout.

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Ubuntu :: Keyboard Layout Not In List?

Mar 15, 2010

I recently got a new keyboard, and went with a Razer RZ03-0018. It's not working. I have Swedish as my default language, but it defaults to... enUS I believe. In System > Preferences > Keyboard > Layouts, I can't find the keyboard listed anywhere, and even though I have it set to "Swedish", I still get that weird enUS layout

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Apr 19, 2010

I'd like to change around my keyboard layout a bit and can't figure out how. I'd really like to swap f1 and f7, f11 and f2, right alt and escape, backspace and caps lock, and a few of the letter keys. Is there any easy way to do this? (It's a confusing story about why I want to swap the f keys) Gnome, if it matters.

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Ubuntu :: Keyboard Layout Keep Changing?

May 9, 2010

my keyboard layout keep changing from windows to windows. When I am using my French keyboard, I set the keyboard to English and it doesn't make the change for all the open windows, despite having selected the "separate layout for each windows" unselected.Plus if I am in firefox with a French layout go to another windows and come back to the firefox windows, the layout is back to GBR.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Set Keyboard Layout Options / Fix It?

May 14, 2010

I've got an odd problem with the keyboard layout options.

I use caps as an additional control, as set in Keyboard Preferences > Layout > Options. However, I recently came across an issue where Shift + Space does not send space, so I go into the options to set space at any level to fix it, and while the option appears to have been selected, there is no change in behavior.

Whats going on?

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Ubuntu :: How To Use Dvorak Keyboard Layout In 10.04

Jul 24, 2010

I recently decided to try out the Dvorak layout, and manually rearranged my keys today. For those who do not know:
Dvorak is a keyboard layout designed in the 1930's that is designed for comfort and speed. It is reported as being easier to learn than Qwerty, and more comfortable as well. Keep in mind that you can still type in Qwerty after you manually change your keyboard to Dvorak.

First, for those who want a Dvorak keyboard, you don't! You can rearrange the keys on your existing keyboard like I did. To do so, insert the dull end of a fingernail clipper (or other long, thing object) into the area between two keys on your keyboard. Be sure to unplug your keyboard first, or you might end up typing ksiwmvosioiwjefoakjsdfj;ls.xoqw, or worse, triggering a system shortcut.

Be sure to look at a picture of the current Dvorak layout first. Once you have removed the necessary keys, line up the male end of a key with the female end of the location it needs to be. Press down hard! You tap the key in its new location a few times before you proceed. Some of the keys on my keyboard were different. On my keyboard, the F and J keys and their slots were different than the rest of the keyboard. These keys sunk when pressed. To avoid this, I put these keys in upside down, as you can see in the first example.

Once you have placed all of the keys, plug your keyboard back in. Type something. You'll notice that everything is completely normal, except your keyboard looks like the something from Carmen Sandiego: Word Detective. In order to type in Dvorak, you will need to add the Dvorak keyboard layout. Doing so is simple. Go to System>Preferences>Keyboard. Go to the layout tab, and click "Add...".

If you are limited on screen space, or don't want to spend a century scrolling down to the bottom of the list, go to the "By language" tab, select English as the Language, and select USA Dvorak as the layout. If you want, you can disable "Separate layout for each window". Now, click on USA Dvorak and click "Options...". You will want to change Alt/Win behavior to "Meta is mapped to Win keys". Also disable anything under "Key(s) to change layout".

Now, click on "USA" in the notification area and notice that it says "USA2". You should now be able to type in Dvorak. Try typing something! Be amazed at how slow you are. Next, try out a keyboard shortcut. If you have Compiz, some of your shortcuts might not work. For those shortcuts that don't apply to Compiz, try rebinding them in Keyboard Shortcuts. To fix Compiz using Qwerty for shortcuts, press alt F2 and run this command:

Code:
compiz --replace --sm-disable --ignore-desktop-hints
Also, you should change the layout on your login screen next time you login. Don't want to type ekrpat, now do we? Unfortunately, after finishing righting this, I discovered Colemak...

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Sep 3, 2010

I have an Ubuntu server running on a VM. I'm accessing this system mainly remotely, and usually with a console connection. I export the output of some applications (like Skype, Google Chrome etc.) to my Windows desktop, where I run Xming as my X server. Everything works pretty neat, but... I can't change the keyboard layout, because the applications are running on the remote machine. So is there a way to change the keyboard layout in CLI?

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Ubuntu :: Keyboard Layout Switching In 10.04

Sep 19, 2010

A few months ago I upgraded one of my Ubuntu boxes to 10.04.1 and haven't been able to switch keyboard layouts ever since. I have US and Russian Phonetic keyboards and used to be able to switch between them using the keyboard switching panel applet back when I was using Karmic Koala. Now the applet is gone and not even available in the list of applets.

I understand the applet has been removed in the new Ubuntu. But why? And what other means of switching keyboard layouts are available now?

The trouble is that I have never been able to switch layouts without the applet -- none of the keyboard shortcuts I tried under Preferences > Keyboard > Layouts ever worked in any version of Ubuntu. Now I can't even test the Russian layout inside the Layouts tab, i.e. when I select Russian Phonetic and type something in the test box below I keep getting US layout characters.

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Ubuntu :: Can't Change Keyboard Layout

Nov 10, 2010

i have ubuntu installed on my vps and when i open terminal or office to write something i type for example a i then get f on the screen?

i go to keyboard preferences and add my country layout which is sweden ..but it doesnt change even after that.

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Jan 25, 2011

How can I view the keyboard layout? Sometimes I need to write things in a different language, and I can't find the keys that go with certain symbols. How can I view the keyboard map? In Ubuntu this is easy, but I can't find anything in Kubuntu.

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May 9, 2011

I made the mistake to install Ubuntu 11.04 without trying it first from a live usb. After 15 minutes switched to classic theme (Unity seems to netbook oriented and confusing to me). After 2 days I am about to go back to my beloved Ubuntu 10.10.

I added some keyboard layouts and also specified alt+shift as the command to switch between layouts. Unfortunately it is not working!

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Ubuntu :: Set Keyboard Layout For Live USB?

Feb 16, 2011

Just recently started to use ubuntu live usb 10.10, Everything is good except some of the symbols such as the # is not the same as it appears on my keyboard, I was not asked for keyboard settings only when I boot up what language I want to use and if i would like to make a full install

How do I configure the keyboard layout?

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Ubuntu :: Non-US Keyboard Layout Gets Reset To US After Reboot

Jan 9, 2010

I am using a fresh Ubuntu 9.10 installation with english-only language but with a German keyboard.

So, once booted into my (only) account, I use the Keyboard Preferences app to change my Layout from US to German. Which works. I also remove the US keyboard so that the only layout left is German.

But upon a reboot, not only the US kbd is back in the layouts list, but the kbd also has defaulted back to US, so that I have to open the Kbd Prefs to again remove the US layout to get my German layout active again.

I also tried "Apply System-wide" and even logged in as root to make the same changes, but the system always goes back to US layout after a reboot.

This is also a problem when logging in after a reboot - I want the system to use German layout there, too.

So, how do I change the layout globally so that even at the login page I have my German layout already active?

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Ubuntu :: Change Keyboard Layout When One Key Isn't Working?

Jan 10, 2010

My R key isn't working anymore. I use Karmic Koala.

The keyboard preferences is set up for different languages, but that's not my problem.

I'd like to make it so when I type the key to the left of 1 (the one that types out ` and ~) that it types R.

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Ubuntu :: Creating A Custom Keyboard Layout

Jan 22, 2010

There have been some posts on this forum about custom keyboard layouts, but the latest one was more than three years ago, and is outdated. I found the following code for a custom dvorak international keyboard layout here, but it directs me to copy this code into the folder /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc, a folder which does not seem to exist in 9.10 or 9.04.

Code:

As this is the only thing I felt Windows did better than Ubuntu (custom keyboard layouts), I would love to be able to change the layout and finally seal the deal with Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu :: Where To Find Keyboard Layout To Edit?

Feb 8, 2010

According to this article, one could create a custom keyboard layout.
While i look in the /ect/x11/xkb/ repertory i find a base.xml file only, no keyboard layouts as the article suggests.

Where can i find my keyboard layouts so i can edit them?

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