Question

Ubuntu Server with GUI, unable to change keyboard layout

  • Posted on January 6, 2014
  • lacoAsked by laco

I am trying to setup an Ubuntu virtual machine with GUI, mainly to install some windows programs with pine and run the 24H a day. But I got stuck with changing the keyboard layout. I am able to install the GUI and access it, but in the menu for adding additional keyboard layouts there are no possibilities to add new layouts. Any idea?

/* I have tried the following options:

  1. Use the image “Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Desktop”, installed xrdp and accessed with Windows terminal Client
  2. I have tried this also https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-setup-vnc-for-ubuntu-12
  3. I tried a fresh Ubuntu server 12.04.3 installed myself the xubuntu graphics part
  4. Again a fresh Ubuntu server 12.04.3, and installed Ubuntu Desktop

In all cases I got a working remote connection, in some cases with some System Errors displayed, but there was not possible to add more keyboard layouts.

Tried to reconfigure the console keyboard layout, but it doesn’t affect the graphical keyboard layout. */


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Actually I have tried booth, with the same results as you did. I also got some system errors. <br> <br>

<blockquote>In all cases I got a working remote connection, in some cases with some System Errors displayed, but there was not possible to add more keyboard layouts.</blockquote> <br>Which desktop environment did you stick with? XFCE or Unity?