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bill william at
Mon Jun 22 14:51:55 UTC 2009

Carl Friis-Hansen wrote:
> On Mon, June 22, 2009 15:43, bill wrote:
>> Knapp wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 1:29 PM, bill<william at> wrote:
>>>> I have experience with UNIX, but this is my first install of Linux.
>>>> I just installed 9.04 server on a 32 bit AMD box and all appears to be
>>>> working well except:
>>>> my keyboard mappings are incorrect - what command would I use to choose
>>>> a
>>>> different keyboard - I have the "standard" US keyboard.
>>>> I have no connectivity - what command would I use to see and correct my
>>>> network parameters ?
>>>> I have the keyboard prompt - can these be set using a gui ?  If so,
>>>> what
>>>> starts the gui ?
>>>> --
>>>> Bill Drescher
>>>> william {at} TechServSys {dot} com
>>> Are you sure you want to start with the server edition? Sounds to me
>>> like you might do well to start with the standard edition and get to
>>> know linux better. I have never installed the server edition but the
>>> others ask you what keyboard you would like at install.
>>> This will install the tutorial book called rutebook. Read it and you
>>> will find what you are looking for, I  think.
>>> sudo aptitude install rutebook
>>> Also google with things like "keyboard ubuntu" or "keyboard map linux"
>>> and you will find tons of info.
>> fixed the keyboard - google is my friend.
> Could you please give me the Google ref., I should probably do the same
> thing in case I one day go to the server itself.

I had to try 3 different keyboards.  The Dell multimedia, which it is, 
was incorrect,  The generic 104 key worked.  Easy to try different ones.

Bill Drescher
william {at} TechServSys {dot} com

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