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#1 2022-03-08 21:16:53

mongoosander
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Keyboard layout change doesn't take effect (Devuan 4 Chimaera)

Changing the layout settings in Settings>Keyboard>Layout (after installing my language, EN UK), the change does not take effect.

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#2 2022-03-08 22:02:43

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Keyboard layout change doesn't take effect (Devuan 4 Chimaera)

Try

# apt install keyboard-configuration console-setup
# dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
# service keyboard-setup restart

Reference: https://wiki.debian.org/Keyboard

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#3 2022-03-12 19:26:50

mongoosander
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Re: Keyboard layout change doesn't take effect (Devuan 4 Chimaera)

Thanks. When I run:

# service keyboard-setup restart

I get:

keyboard-setup: unrecognized service

I've set the keyboard to my locale (UK) but the @ and " keys are still in the wrong place.

Last edited by mongoosander (2022-03-12 19:27:29)

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#4 2022-03-13 09:51:10

Camtaf
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Registered: 2019-11-19
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Re: Keyboard layout change doesn't take effect (Devuan 4 Chimaera)

See 'man loadkeys' - I think it's loadkeys UK, but might be GB.

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#5 2022-03-14 12:28:28

Ermiq
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Re: Keyboard layout change doesn't take effect (Devuan 4 Chimaera)

You didn't tell what DE you use, so assuming that you use XFCE as the Devuan's default DE, I think it's probably XFCE specific issue. Just tested it in MATE DE by adding UK layout and it works fine. 
XFCE has a config file for keyboard layouts in ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/keyboard-layout.xml. Check out the contents of this file. I think it should have uk in the layout property field, something like this <property name="XkbLayout" type="string" value="uk"/>. Or <property name="XkbLayout" type="string" value="uk,us"/> if you have both UK and US layouts.

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