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 How-to

  1. Keyboard Software Guide
  2. Swap Control Alt Keys
  3. Set F2 F3 F4 to Cut Copy Paste
  4. CapsLock → Escape
  5. CapsLock → Home
  6. Shift Lock
  7. Key to Switch App
  8. Key Repeat Rate
  9. System Keyboard Layout
  10. Switch Keyboard Layout
  11. Change Volume
  12. xmodmap
  13. xbindkeys
  14. xvkbd
  15. Find Keyboard Key Scancode
  16. X11 Keyboard Key Names
  17. 2 Layouts for 2 Keyboards
  18. Chinese Input Setup

Mouse

  1. Mouse Hover to Auto-Raise Window
  2. Mouse Hover-Click
  3. Set Mouse Single-Click to Open File
  4. How to Set Mouse Speed
  5. How to Swap Mouse Buttons
  6. Set Trackball/Mouse Do Scroll
  7. Setup Accelerated Scroll and AutoScroll
  8. X11 Mouse Button Numbering

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