Keyboard Layout

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This wiki page provides information on keyboard layouts and how to configure them in Kicksecure.

Kicksecure[edit]

Desktop Environment[edit]

Table: Desktop Keyboard Layout Change

Platform Steps
Xfce

To permanently change the keyboard layout, apply the following steps.

  • ApplicationsSettingsKeyboardLayoutdisable "use system defaults"add your layout at the bottomremove the old layoutclose
Graphical Terminal Emulator Temporary until reboot.

setxkbmap de

Note: To set the keyboard to your preferred language, run this command to list all possible layouts. [1] localectl list-x11-keymap-layouts

Terminal[edit]

To change the keyboard layout. [2]

sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

Make the reconfigured keyboard-configuration change take effect.

sudo setupcon

[3] [4]

Kicksecure-Qubes[edit]

To correctly apply changes system-wide via dom0: [5]

  • System ToolsKeyboardLayout

Alternatively, language localization inputarchive.org can be configured on a per VM basis.

If problems are encountered, see: My keyboard layout settings are not behaving correctly. What should I do?archive.org in the Qubes FAQ.

See Also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. setxkbmap Man Pagearchive.org
  2. French keyboards:
    Perhaps an upstream bug.
    ( https://web.archive.org/web/20160519163403/https://free.nchc.org.tw/clonezilla-live/stable/Known-issues-Clonezilla-live.txtarchive.org )
    If you are using French Keymap, remember to use "Select keymap from full list":
    1. Select keymap from full list
    2. pc / azerty / French / Same as X11 (latin 9) /Standard
  3. Alternative /etc/default/keyboard method:
    Open file /etc/default/keyboard in an editor with root rights.

    Kicksecure

    This box uses sudoedit for better security.

    Kicksecure for Qubes

    NOTE: When using Kicksecure-Qubes, this needs to be done inside the Template.

    Others and Alternatives

    • This is just an example. Other tools could achieve the same goal.
    • If this example does not work for you or if you are not using Kicksecure, please refer to this link.

    sudoedit /etc/default/keyboard

  4. Alternative loadkeys method:
    Temporary until reboot. sudo loadkeys de
  5. The Qubes bug reporting the change does not propagate to other VMsarchive.org has now been resolved.

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