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Created: 26.09.2012 00:52 Last Modified: 14.12.2014 10:37 Views: 10998
Keywords: apt-get, debian, dpkg, dpkg-reconfigure, keyboard, keyboard-configuration, layout, raspberrypi, raspbian, setupcon

How to Change Keyboard Layout in Raspbian?

Introduction

The Raspbian (Debian 6) distribution for Raspberry Pi comes by default with UK keyboard layout and this may cause inconvenience for typing special character.

Solution

The Raspbian is de-facto Debian so keyboard layout can be changed easily by executing the following command as root or via sudo:
dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
After that it is not mandatory but it is highly recommended to run setupcon (again as root or via sudo) to speed up the OS booting process:
setupcon
Restart the device and enjoy your new keyboard layout.

Troubleshooting

You might need to install the keyboard-configuration package before executing the above commands. Install it at as root or with sudo:
apt-get install keyboard-configuration

External Links

dpkg
apt-get


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