Lubuntu 14.04 prerelease UK keyboard not UK

George DiceGeorge dicegeorge at
Sun Apr 13 19:50:23 UTC 2014

'select input method' (and select your language) in Lubuntu.
changing from US english to UK english doesnt work.
I'm too ignorant to change out of English.

The terminal command
setxkbmap gb
but when I restart its back to US.

Can I put this somewhere in the linux equivalent of an autoexec.bat?

The teenager wants the computer on Tuesday.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Nio Wiklund
Sent: Saturday, 12 April, 2014 18:34
To: George DiceGeorge
Cc: Leszek Lesner ; lubuntu-users at
Subject: Re: Lubuntu 14.04 prerelease UK keyboard not UK

Hi George,

Until you find that plugin you can use terminal windows commands

setxkbmap us

setxkbmap gb

illustrated with the output of shift 1234567890


You can also 'install a new language'

The end user is given the opportunity to select language, but it will
not be installed properly at the installation via the OEM dialogue (at
least not Swedish, that I tested). But when the user selects (from the
main menu in Lubuntu)

Preferences--Language Support

and installs the relevant language, it will work after the next reboot.

The Trusty pre-release versions need the keyboard layout to be set

'add language' in Xubuntu and
'select input method' (and select your language) in Lubuntu.

Best regards

2014-04-12 19:22, Leszek Lesner skrev:
> Am 12.04.2014 19:20, schrieb George DiceGeorge:
>> I installed Lubuntu 14.04 prerelease
>> about a week ago.
>> I now notice that although I installed it with UK
>> the keyboard software is a US keyboard
>> so @ is in the wrong place
>> and key [£] gives [#] etc etc.
>> Shouldnt a UK keyboard have installed itself?
>> I cant find anywhere on the menus to change the keyboard from US to UK,
>> and there seems to be no [Help] option in the menus
> I guess it is documented somewhere. You need to add a panel plugin which
> allows keyboard switching locale.
> Hope that helps.
>> [george]
>> -----Original Message----- From: Nio Wiklund
>> Sent: Saturday, 12 April, 2014 17:51
>> To: George DiceGeorge ; lubuntu user list
>> Subject: Re: Lubuntu 14.04 prerelease not updating
>> Hi George,
>> Until Trusty is released as 14.04 LTS you can expect problems from day
>> to day. It is still in the development phase. We who run the development
>> release are prepared for such problems and ready to report bugs to
>> Launchpad. This way we help the developers.
>> Best regards
>> Nio
>> 2014-04-12 18:34, George DiceGeorge skrev:
>>> I restarted it,
>>> and tried again with
>>> menu/System Tools/Software Updater
>>> and this time its installing updates...
>>> I'll install another CD from
>>> if it'll help.
>>> [george]
>>> -----Original Message----- From: dicegeorge at Sent: Saturday,
>>> 12 April, 2014 17:16 To: lubuntu user list Subject: Lubuntu 14.04
>>> prerelease not updating
>>> I installed  Lubuntu14.04 about a week ago.
>>> Today, for the first time I connected it to the internet.
>>> Firefox works OK.
>>> But I was not prompted for any updates.
>>> Only when I go...
>>> Menu / System Tools / Software Updater
>>> does it check for updates from
>>> After a while it offers 155.6MB of updates,
>>> which I am installing.
>>> But why didnt it check for updates automatically?
>>> And why did Software Updater close unexpectedly?
>>> update-manager 1:0.196.9
>>> Crash
>>> oh - its +bug/1202754
>>> I'm glad its already known about...
>>> aha..
>>> Launchpad monitor (janitor) wrote on 2014-04-10
>>> that a fix has been released....
>>> and doesnt crash if i click 'cancel" in the polkit dialof
>>> How can i update the update manager?
>>> do I have to wipe everything and download a later ISO and burn
>>> another CD?
>>> [George]

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