Can't change keyboard in VMWare Ubuntu 6.10 Perfect setup - help!

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by bwells, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. bwells

    bwells New Member

    I've been screwing with this for an hour now. I can barely do anything at the console because the keyboard is apparently not US. I've figured out how to type a / and - but just about everything else I need to use to reconfigure the keyboard shows up as a foreign language character.

    Anyone know a quick and easy way to fix this?
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, connect to the system with an SSH client like PuTTY (if you use windows on your host system). PuTTY uses your host system's default keymap.
     
  3. bwells

    bwells New Member

    It's a little difficult to do that without a working network on the virtual machine. And since the keyboard is fubar I can't get the network working either. Nevermind, I was trying to save a little time by using a prebuilt system but ended up making one manually in less time than I spent trying to get this one working.
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

  5. bwells

    bwells New Member

    Since X isn't installed on that server I doubt setxkbmap is available. But, I'll fire it up again later today and see if it is.
     

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