Setting up the keyboard on Debian

If you didn’t choose your keyboard layout correctly at installation time you can still make it work right. On Debian you can do so as follow:

dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

This will show up a ncurses tool that allows you choose among keyboard, layouts and options:

Keyboard configuration

In the end this application writes the /etc/default/keyboard file, which is read by HAL and X, for the console and graphic setup. If you want to apply changes you must restart HAL.

Setting console keyboard

An alternative for setting the console keyboard layout is to use the  console-data package as we saw previously.



  1. #1 by Luis Gallardo on 05/05/2011 - 9:38 am

    @Pablo qué bueno que te haya funcionado!!

  2. #2 by Pablo on 03/05/2011 - 11:24 am

    ya me estaba trayendo loco el no poder arreglar mi teclado, esto a funcionado, ¡muchas gracias!

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