Linux: Set System Keyboard Layout

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

How to set keyboard layout for console? (the system layout, default keyboard layout)

edit the file /etc/default/keyboard

a easier way is:

# linux, change system keyboard layout
sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
linux dpkg keyboard config 2013
screenshot showing one page of dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration.

that'll start a text-based GUI, and you go thru it to set keyboard and default layout.

Linux Keybinding

  1. Keyboard Software Guide
  2. Swap Control Alt Keys
  3. Set F2 F3 F4 to Cut Copy Paste
  4. Swap CapsLock Escape Keys
  5. Make CapsLock Do Home Key
  6. Setup Shift Lock Key
  7. Add Keyboard Shortcut to Switch App
  8. Set Key Repeat Rate
  9. Set System Keyboard Layout
  10. How to Switch to Dvorak Keyboard Layout
  11. Change Volume by Command
  12. xmodmap
  13. xbindkeys
  14. xvkbd
  15. Find Keyboard Key Scancode
  16. X11 Keyboard Key Names

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