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Cannot change keyboeard map

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Cannot change keyboeard map

#1 Postby frapelli » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:54 am

Installed MX 17 on an old IBM thinkpad.

Menu>settings>Keyboard>Map Model: generic; keyboard map:whatever (Italian winkey, It-Ibm, ecc). I have removed US keyboard.

Keyboard switcher on panel shows only US flag (which has been removed). Nothing happens when left-clicking, only information and exit with right-clicking.
What am I supposed to do to get italian keyboard).

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Re: Cannot change keyboeard map

#2 Postby Jerry3904 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:15 am

First, the general approach is through the Users Manual, Section 3.7.2. If you followed that procedure (did you uncheck "Use system defaults"?) and see Italian in the keyboard layout in Settings > keyboard, you are good to go. That flag icon doesn't handle non-English very well, so unless you have multiple keyboards you can just quit it and either 1) uncheck it in session and Startup > Applications autostart, or just uninstall it.
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Re: Cannot change keyboeard map

#3 Postby frapelli » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:44 am

Thanks Jerri3940.

Yes, I did follow procedure.
Menu>settings>Keyboard>Map Model: generic; keyboard map:whatever (Italian winkey, It-Ibm, ecc)


means:

Istantanea.png

but still US keyboard.

I tried all IT keyboards available.

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Re: Cannot change keyboeard map

#4 Postby Jerry3904 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:27 pm

You might need to log out and back in.

On a deeper level: could you check how the locale is set up:

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$locale
. If that reads LANG=en_US.UTF-8 then you will need to reset that; check Users Manual Section 3.7.2
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Re: Cannot change keyboeard map

#5 Postby Eadwine Rose » Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:35 pm

I always do this after an install:

As su enter:

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dpkg-reconfigure locales


I disable all non en_ and nl_ locales, and then choose en_us utf 8 as default


Might need to change that utf8 one for full effect?
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Re: Cannot change keyboeard map

#6 Postby frapelli » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:50 pm

Thanks to all.

$ locale
LANG=it_IT.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=
LC_CTYPE="it_IT.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="it_IT.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="it_IT.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="it_IT.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="it_IT.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="it_IT.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="it_IT.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="it_IT.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="it_IT.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="it_IT.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="it_IT.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="it_IT.UTF-8"
LC_ALL


With dpkg-reconfigure i tried it_IT@euro ISO-8859-15 and it_CH.UTF. Uninsalled all other locales and rebooted each time.

US layout keeps ruling my keybord. :mad:


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