Why "/" can not be written on browser's console?

July 16, 2014 3.4k views

I am working under a proxy so I can only access my machine on browser's consol.(by clicking "access consol". ) However, there is a problem I can not write "/" with shift+7. I tried every button combination but I failed. Do you have any idea?

I use windows 7 and Crome.

3 Answers

Run sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration and select the keyboard layout that you are using.

You can also press the key that's beside the right shift key:

Sorry to revive this age old thread, but as I could not find a solution anywhere on the web, here is my workaround:

What worked for me was switching the local keyboard layout of my macbook from German to US. (E.g. for mac see: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21564 )
Afterwards you have to type like if you had an english keyboard (e.g. if you have a physical german keyboard: type - in order to get a /), but at least it is then possible to type all special characters.

I tried using sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration but no combination of keyboard or locale/language worked for me.

The most critical part is that / and - are nowhere to be found, and in Linux you don't get far without those characters :-)

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