Keyboard layout "german" ? (resolved)

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by RABIS50 » Tue May 15, 2012 7:43 am
is there a way to change (permanently) the keyboard layout in "german" ?
Distro is Debian "squeeze".

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by abishur » Tue May 15, 2012 3:16 pm
sudo nano /etc/default/keyboard

find where it says


and change the gb to the two letter code for german :-)
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by aaroncoffey » Tue May 15, 2012 4:51 pm
Added to the wiki with attribution. Thanks! ... ut_Devices
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by ruinah » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:47 am
I followed this advice to switch my keyboard layout from 'gb' to 'us', as I was without the | key in the GB layout. I am currently using a Logitech K400 wireless keyboard & touchpad combo, which both work fine in LXDE. Unfortunately, now my pi temporarly hangs at "Setting preliminary keymap". Eventually, it times out, but then gets stuck in a loop repeating "phy0 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware." This repeats until it eventually times out as well. Everything else seems to work just fine after that. I was wondering if there's some way of fixing this? I should mention that I'm still fairly novice at Linux use.
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by Lob0426 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:07 pm
Try dpkg reconfigure.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

Make sure you uncheck en-gb.utf8 and check yours, use space bar and Tab
Then run:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration.

To change your time zone run:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

To get past the hang ups during boot:

sudo setupcon
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by ruinah » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:45 pm
Thanks for the awesome help! I determined that the "failed to get firmware" error was being caused by my USB wireless dongle, but the keymap problem has been cleared up. Thanks!
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