[xubuntu-users] 14.10, keyboard map seems wrong for GUI login

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Thu Dec 4 21:12:50 UTC 2014

On Thu, Dec 04, 2014 at 09:06:12PM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 04, 2014 at 08:51:00PM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> > 
> > So it looks as if the keyboard is sending the wrong codes *only* at
> > the GUI login.  My password does have some non-alphanumeric characters
> > in it.
> > 
> Specifically it's the \ key that isn't working.  If I send the \ using
> the on-screen keyboard and the rest with the physical keyboard then I
> can login OK.
Further checking shows that I seem to have a US keyboard for the GUI
login whereas I have a UK keyboard (the correct layout) everywhere
else.  The " and @ keys are wrong, the £ key is wrong, etc.

How/where can I set the keyboard mapping for login?

> This problem is specific to 14.10, I have the passwords with \ working
> OK on 14.04 systems.

Chris Green

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