Debian Keyboard Problem SOLVED

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Debian Keyboard Problem SOLVED

Postby viking777 on Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:02 am

I recently installed Debian Stable it went pretty well apart from one peculiar keyboard problem - I can't produce the 'Pound' sign. On a UK keyboard this is Shift/3 when I press Shift/3 all I get is 3! Now normally you would jump right in and say - " You have the US keyboard map selected". But I don't, because every other key on the board is in the correct position for a UK keyboard (and that would not be the case with a US keymap).

In keyboard properties I only have the UK map listed, I have deleted all others and UK is set as default. The keyboard type is listed as 'Generic 105 key (Intl)PC'.

Following advice from various internet sites I have tried adding these lines to /etc/X11/xorg.conf (in the 'input' section):

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Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "uk"


I have run:
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dpkg-reconfigure locales


But my locale is set to the uk

I have run:
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dpkg-reconfigure console-data

But that made no difference either.

It is not a big deal, the pound sign is not something I have to type very often but if anyone has any other ideas I would be interested to hear them.

EDIT. I have found that I can get it to produce the £ sign (see!) by running

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setxkbmap gb


but it never survives a reboot.

I am sure that doesn't help much :?

Yes it does!!! Even as I typed that edit I thought what was wrong. I have edited xorg.conf to set the keymap to uk when the actual keymap is gb.

Solved, thanks for all your assistance :lol: :lol:
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Re: Debian Keyboard Problem SOLVED

Postby Kendall on Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:21 pm

EDIT: I had an idea, but didn't notice the "SOLVED" until after I posted. Yay for not paying attention.
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