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Dear All, Done some searching. Some references to XkbLayout, setxkbmap, etc. I have a UK keyboard. I want to use UK keyboard. How can I change this on the fly ...
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    UK Keyboard layout required


    Dear All,

    Done some searching. Some references to XkbLayout, setxkbmap, etc.

    I have a UK keyboard. I want to use UK keyboard.

    How can I change this on the fly in a terminal window?
    How can I change this every time the system boot?

    Your help will be much appreciated.

    Regards

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    I have found the answer to the first question now.

    In console window type:
    setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout gb

    Still not sure how to specify this at start-up.

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    This seems to work:
    1. run this in shell
    loadkeys uk -> this will load /usr/share/kbd/..../uk.map.gz

    2. Now you have to enable this, can do it in shell:

    setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout gb

    3. I also did it in the regional settings:
    Add the gb option, and move it to the top so it loads next time.

    I have no idea if there is a better way. I am new.

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