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Cheemag
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Can´t Configure Keyboard

Postby Cheemag » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:10 pm

I´ve just installed the pen-drive version. Itś nice, but although I have
entered my keyboard details (MS Comfort Curve 2000) and selected
the United Kingdom layout, the keys are returning the wrong values
with a hash thing instead of the real pound-sign for example!

Any ideas about how to fix it?

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Re: Can´t Configure Keyboard

Postby DrHu » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:55 pm

Cheemag wrote:I´ve just installed the pen-drive version. Itś nice, but although I have
entered my keyboard details (MS Comfort Curve 2000) and selected the United Kingdom layout, the keys are returning the wrong values

I don't know what the pen-drive version is, is that a mint supported version ?

And you have the UK version of that keyboard, I think Microsoft has some windows software that configures it

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport ... tsKeyboard
Check Mint menu>Control center>Language Support
right-click panel>Add to panel>Keyboard indicator
--that will let you see the layout in use, and select another if needed..
    If is use the USA keyboard layout I get this ( # )
    If I use the GB (UK) layout I get this ( £ )
    --using the same keyboard combination shift 3

Do you have the locales language you need on the system installed, that is English UK
--by default Linux mint 7 (gloria) installs quite a few language components/translations
In terminal, check
    i localechooser-data - Lists of locales supported by the installe
    i localepurge - Automagically remove unnecessary locale da
    i locales - common files for locale support p
--I use localepurge to get rid of extra language compnents that i don't need, such as uk (Ukranian) dictionaries/translations and so on; however this operates outside the normal Debian system management, although I have never had any problems using it, and it frees uop some space, albeit not a great deal
One can always use utf encoding to insert other characters, though it will be easier if the keyboard (country) matches the character selected.


My UK layout, if selected
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Re: (SOLVED) Can´t Configure Keyboard

Postby Cheemag » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:18 am

DrHu wrote:

>I don't know what the pen-drive version is, is that a mint supported version ?

Itś USB Linux Mint 7 Flash Drive.

>And you have the UK version of that keyboard, I think Microsoft has some windows software that configures it

For Windows, yes!

The problem seems to have solved itself after visiting >Admin>Language Support and taking out
every language but English.

Thank you for your interest.

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