GUI for Keyboard > Layout Not Working Properly

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aedoue
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GUI for Keyboard > Layout Not Working Properly

Post by aedoue » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:53 am

I want to use the English(US, alt, intl) keyboard layout, and have used it successfully. However, since installing 17.2 xfce from an earlier version of 17.? xfce, it usually does not work, no matter how I play with the Keyboard layout settings. I have had success switching from Generic 105 to Generic 101, but that has not helped lately. Can anyone share the terminal commands to set keyboard layout?

Thanks very much,
Aggie

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System:
  Host: aggi-Lenovo-Flex-2-15 Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 
  bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
  Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20405 v: Lenovo Flex 2-15 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: LENOVO model: Lenovo Flex 2-15 v: 31900058 WIN 
  serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO v: A0CN26WW date: 05/21/2014 

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Re: GUI for Keyboard > Layout Not Working Properly

Post by aedoue » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:13 am

I get this far.

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$ xfconf-query -lc keyboard-layout
/Default/XkbDisable
/Default/XkbLayout
/Default/XkbModel
/Default/XkbOptions/Group
/Default/XkbVariant
This seems to tell me that I'ḿ using the default keyboard.
Keyboard GUI says that I´m using English US alt intl with Generic 105 (default) layout.

I can type some keys using a ´ dead key

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Re: GUI for Keyboard > Layout Not Working Properly

Post by magnus7 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:50 pm

To change your default layout chosen during installation run this command and restart the computer:

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

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