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Can't get keyboard layout right (DE)

  • Posted July 30, 2014

Using the web console: “/” -> “?” “<” -> “,” any idea???

Ubuntu 14.04 ; German Keyboard

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Hey kamaln7, I tried your suggestion and it messed up the layout even more - I loaded the qwertz and then selected “german” - now i cant even find the “-” anymore. I will reset kernel now so at least i can run some code again. Any other ideas what it might be? havent found anything on this issue on the web, looks like a digital ocean only bug. Thank you for your help guys. Best Leo

Hey kamaln7, I tried your suggestion and it messed up the layout even more - I loaded the qwertz and then selected “german” - now i cant even find the “-” anymore. I will reset kernel now so at least i can run some code again. Any other ideas what it might be? havent found anything on this issue on the web, looks like a digital ocean only bug. Thank you for your help guys. Best Leo

same for the swiss. nightmare: a joke

I also have the same issue. The method proposed by kamain7 looks promising but doesn’t work for me. I use FR layout keyboard on a Asus laptop and the whole figure row at the top of the keyboard doesn’t return the propoer character as it is supposed to. For instance : & (key 1) becomes 7 " (key 3) becomes ’ ( (key 5) becomes 9

I don’t recognized any layout I know until now.

The method described above didn’t help out. Any idea?

Thank you.

Try installing the console-data package to configure your droplet’s console to use the German keyboard layout:

sudo apt-get install console-data

If it’s already installed, run

sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-data