Question

Wrong keys in console

Posted April 25, 2018 1.1k views
ApacheUbuntu 16.04

When I try to input < or | it is instead replaced with >. I did the showkey command and they all come up as the same.

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Sorry you’re having trouble. We recommend only using the web console for emergency access to your droplets as ssh provides a better experience.

There are a few things you can try to resolve this:

1.) Press Ctrl and Alt a few times. This can sometimes resolve keyboard input problems in the console.

2.) Update your keyboard type. You can find details on how to set your keyboard layout either for a single session or permanently here.

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