reconfigure keyboard

Phil Dobbin bukowskiscat at
Fri Oct 18 14:20:08 UTC 2013

On 18/10/13 13:47, Colin Law wrote:
> On 18 October 2013 13:14, Phil Dobbin <bukowskiscat at> wrote:
>> On 18/10/13 11:48, Paul Cartwright wrote:
>>> On 10/18/2013 06:26 AM, Phil Dobbin wrote:
>>>> What's the best way to reset the keyboard back to where it was
>>>> previously (qwerty UK English).
>>>> Any help appreciated.
>>> have you tried System-Preferences-Keyboard??
>> Yep. As far as I can see there's nothing in there that alters anything
>> pertaining to this particular problem. It must be something to do with
>> termcap info.
> In System Settings > Keyboard > Typing there is a link Layout
> Settings.  That will have (I think) the available keyboard layouts.
> Perhaps the wrong one has been selected.  You should see English (UK)
> as one of the options.
Hi, Colin.

It is set to English UK.

it looks as though the route to choose is either 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure 
keyboard-configuration' or edit '/etc/default/keyboard' by hand 
according to the Debian docs.

I'll try both if necessary & report back.



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