Keyboard text - how get basic encoding? Not US-Intl? "%20" not space. Where change after install? KUbuntu ; jor XOrg

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Thu Jul 29 15:28:53 PDT 2010

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 02:26:39PM -0700, giovanni_re wrote:
> Sending this to the XOrg list, because of the possible involvement of
> the X configurations, as noticed in some web searches.
> =
> KUbuntu 10.4 on ~2004 Compaq laptop, using "alternate" installer cd.  In
> the USA, probably a USA build type of laptop keyboard.  This is probably
> the text mode installer from the debian project, used by the Ubuntu
> distro.

> The "detect" method asks that I press several keys, like '"', etc.  "Is
> there a key labled 'whatever'?" it asks, for about 10 times, often with
> non-US English characters - ex, like for various European languages,
> that include special accents on the visual character.
> I can't recall now the options for "select the kbd style", but one i
> recall was like "US-Intl" (I don't recall if that was what i chose or
> not).  Maybe there was also a simple "US", but I don't think so.

sounds like you have us intl selected and if you check the Xorg.log, you'll
probably find references to it in there. check your KDE keyboard
configuration and simply change it to the normal US layout. 

there's also a system-wide configuration in /etc/defaults/keyboard that may
keep this setting, though you're better off waiting for someone with more
debian experience to confirm that.


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