So, today I got my model B (YAY!) with a card containing NOOBS. Installed fairly quickly (Raspian), raspi-config is full of easy and interesting settings, including locale and keyboard. I did set those properly, and as a result I can use all of my italian keyboard. So where is the problem? "startx" open a browser, type @ and nothing happens. Uh-oh. Wrong settings, indeed. And nothing can configure it properly, the mouse and keyboard thing allows to set speed of the mouse and key repetition for the keyboard, but nothing else. DuckDuckGo fails me, the forum search too, as I apparently did all I had to.
Keep in mind my experience with Linux is basic (some Linuxing at home, a server setup only via ssh, OSX as my OS of choice), so I can do some stuff but nothing too unusual. And clearly I'm good at copy-pasting commands
Thanks in advance.