[lubuntu-devel] bug #1549529, failure to install a non-US-English keyboard

Phill. Whiteside phillwuk at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 20:13:03 UTC 2016


using the server iso I followed an answer on askubuntu

up vote3down voteaccepted

using sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration will change your
keyboardlayout just for this session.

go for sudo nano /etc/default/keyboard there you can change your keyboard

Find the line :


You can change layout and kboptions as well as your model and the kbvariant.

This works and persists after a reboot

Nio, can you give it a try with Swedish.



On 23 March 2016 at 09:01, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Phill,
> I found a workaround for bug #1549529:
> If you install Swedish language in the live session *before* starting the
> installer, it works to get Swedish keyboard in the installed system.
> Maybe you should include it in the release notes. (I think it applies to
> several minor languages, not only Swedish.)
> Best regards
> Nio
> Den 2016-02-25 kl. 00:53, skrev Nio Wiklund:
>> Hi,
>> I have reported a new bug about failure to install a non-US-English
>> keyboard. See this link
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1549529
>> -----
>> The keyboard is still installed as US-English even if Swedish is
>> selected during the installation
>> This bug is reported from a system installed from Lubuntu Xenial
>> alternate i386, but the corresponding desktop version is also affected.
>> It is a rather new bug, that seems to have appeared at about the same
>> time as the big problems with starting Ubiquity.
>> Selecting another language in the installer looks the same in the
>> alternate installer. But it looks different in the desktop installer.
>> The locale is not pre-selected, you click on the world map, and you are
>> asked if the selected keyboard is correct. The following window with
>> alternative keyboards is empty. But that would be OK, if the installer
>> would do, what it promises.
>> After installation a lot of text is in the selected language, Swedish in
>> my case, for example the pulldown menus in lxterminal. But when I type,
>> the US English keyboard is still there. I have to run
>> setxkbmap se
>> -----
>> Please install Lubuntu Xenial beta1 and try another language. Click
>> 'affects me too' if you have a similar problem with some other
>> non-English language.
>> Best regards
>> Nio
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