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#1 2023-09-07 13:00:58

Charon795
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[SOLVED] Messed up keyboard characters

Hi all! I am a new Linux Devuan user. Faced the following problem: the characters on the keyboard changed places.
With the letters on the keyboard everything is in order. I write the text calmly. But when it comes to any symbols like a dot, then a real disaster occurs.
When installing the system, I indicated the model of the 105-key keyboard, although as I understood it was necessary to install the Dell Inspirion 6000-8000 model
I changed the model in the settings, but it did not help.
What to do?

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#2 2023-09-07 13:22:44

Camtaf
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Re: [SOLVED] Messed up keyboard characters

It's more likely to be 'country' related - we (in the UK) have to change from American, quite often, as all the symbols are in the wrong place ( wink ).

setxkbmap <yourcountrycode>

(As in setxkbmap uk)

Last edited by Camtaf (2023-09-07 13:30:12)

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#3 2023-09-07 13:29:50

Charon795
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Re: [SOLVED] Messed up keyboard characters

Camtaf wrote:

It's more likely to be 'country' related - we (in the UK) have to change from American, quite often, as all the symbols are in the wrong place ( wink ).

I just used windows before and somehow did not encounter such a problem. Yes, even when the same ubuntu downloaded everything was fine. And as soon as I installed an unknown devuan, there were some problems right away ..

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#4 2023-09-07 13:32:34

Altoid
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Re: [SOLVED] Messed up keyboard characters

Hello:

Charon795 wrote:

... characters on the keyboard changed places.
... when it comes to any symbols like a dot ...

First we need to know what your exact keyboard layout is.
I take it that it is an English language layout, yes?

Does it have an identifying sticker label somewhere?

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Most Dell-branded devices such as keyboard, mouse, external hard drive, speakers, do not have a Service Tag or Express Service Code. Such devices must be identified using the model number or name of the device. The label containing the device name and model number is usually located on the bottom of the device.

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Please post a photo of the sticker label.

Best,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2023-09-07 13:36:36)

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#5 2023-09-07 13:34:35

Camtaf
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Re: [SOLVED] Messed up keyboard characters

When installing, Devuan default Country is Italian, (because that is where it is produced) - you need to edit that, before installing.

Otherwise, as I just added to my previous post, setxkbmap <yourcountrycode>

(As in setxkbmap uk)

For the Virtual Terminals it is -  loadkeys <your country>

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#6 2023-09-07 13:36:44

Charon795
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Re: [SOLVED] Messed up keyboard characters

I use 2 languages -
Russian and English
locale
LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=
LC_CTYPE="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="ru_RU.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=

cat /etc/default/keyboard
# KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION FILE

# Consult the keyboard(5) manual page.

XKBMODEL="pc105"
XKBLAYOUT="us"
XKBVARIANT=""
XKBOPTIONS=""

BACKSPACE="guess"

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#7 2023-09-07 13:57:23

Charon795
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Re: [SOLVED] Messed up keyboard characters

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Most Dell-branded devices such as keyboard, mouse, external hard drive, speakers, do not have a Service Tag or Express Service Code. Such devices must be identified using the model number or name of the device. The label containing the device name and model number is usually located on the bottom of the device.

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inspirion 7537

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#8 2023-09-07 14:39:17

Camtaf
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Re: [SOLVED] Messed up keyboard characters

XKBMODEL="pc105"
XKBLAYOUT="us"

So it is set to the US keyboard layout.

Is your actual keyboard a US model(?).

Last edited by Camtaf (2023-09-07 14:40:24)

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#9 2023-09-07 14:46:28

Charon795
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Re: [SOLVED] Messed up keyboard characters

Camtaf wrote:

XKBMODEL="pc105"
XKBLAYOUT="us"

So it is set to the US keyboard layout.

Is your actual keyboard a US model(?).

I don't know US model my keyboard or not. my keyboard is english and russian layout if you ask this
ps: given that dell are American manufacturers, maybe the keyboard is also American

Last edited by Charon795 (2023-09-07 14:49:03)

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#10 2023-09-07 15:56:45

boughtonp
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Re: [SOLVED] Messed up keyboard characters

//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#Physical_layouts

Last edited by boughtonp (2023-09-07 15:58:12)


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#11 2023-09-11 08:40:37

Charon795
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Re: [SOLVED] Messed up keyboard characters

Hi all! Finally we managed to resolve the issue with the keyboard. In general, I rummaged around in the settings. I deleted all layouts.
Before that, I had English (US) and Russian (typewritten) layouts
I reinstalled the English one and instead of the Russian typescript I just put in the Russian one.
thanks to everyone who tried to help

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