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Jessie: Keyboard settings not saved

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:49 am
by pcote_pi
Updated to jessie 2015-10-06

I am trying to set the keyboard to french canada but I lose it after re-boot.

I need to set the keyboard for each starup otherwise it stick french france. The keys are all messed up.

Re: Jessie: Keyboard settings not saved

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:09 am
by klricks
pcote_pi wrote:Updated to jessie 2015-10-06

I am trying to set the keyboard to french canada but I lose it after re-boot.

I need to set the keyboard for each starup otherwise it stick french france. The keys are all messed up.
Known issue.
You need to do keyboard setup the old way.

Code: Select all

sudo raspi-config

Re: Jessie: Keyboard settings not saved

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:55 pm
by knute
raspi-config isn't working on my Pi2B either. I've edited the /etc/default/keyboard file directly and that seems to work.

Re: Jessie: Keyboard settings not saved

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:09 am
by pcote_pi
I have tried raspi-config and that failed too.

Re: Jessie: Keyboard settings not saved

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:48 am
by klricks
pcote_pi wrote:I have tried raspi-config and that failed too.
Works for me.... I just changed from US to UK then back to US. I verified that the /etc/default/keyboard file was changed each time.
Did you forget to reboot after making the keyboard changes?

Re: Jessie: Keyboard settings not saved

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:46 pm
by pcote_pi
Yes, I tried several times with raspi-config followed by a re-boot. No luck.

raspi-config no longer has the French Canada option. Only French. The graphical tool does have the French Canada choice so they are not consistent.

Re: Jessie: Keyboard settings not saved

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:22 pm
by jojopi
pcote_pi wrote:raspi-config no longer has the French Canada option. Only French.
It does. You have to select "French (Canada)" in the preceding question, not "French". Choose "Other" to go back.

It is not necessary to reboot after changing layout with raspi-config. (In previous images, if you enabled boot to desktop and rebooted before changing layout, then you would need to reboot again or hot plug the keyboard. That is fixed.)

After changing layout with lxkeymap, it is best never to reboot. It only configures the per-user GUI layout, not the system default, so there is always a risk you will exposed to the system layout in future.

Due to the number of factors affecting which layout takes precedence, if you have already run both tools it would be advisable to make sure they agree.

Re: Jessie: Keyboard settings not saved

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:17 am
by 1775
I am glad that I stopped over here to see that I am not the only one that was having this problem. Using sudo raspi-config worked for me - reboot and all is well. I only wish that there was a setting for a Generic US Querty Keyboard. I have no idea which one to choose - picked US with alternative international and that seems to be right. I am not sure what the alternative international does or how it is accessed.

Anyway, thanks for sharing how to get the keyboard to set and stay set!

Re: Jessie: Keyboard settings not saved

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:38 pm
by RobinGreig
What I find interesting is that I can change the keyboard layout to Canada > English and shift 3 show the # sign rather than the British Currency Pound sign.
Yet when I switch to my preferred command line (Ctrl-Alt-F1), the shift 3 still shows the British Pound sign.
I have success in running sudo raspi-config and changing it there.
Just thought it was interesting that the GUI would change, but not the command line....
Robin

Re: Jessie: Keyboard settings not saved

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:03 am
by Stanwine
Hi
Just began (today) as a newbie. Using the GUI for configuration preferences as I needed to change most of the fields.

The changes (after re-booting) worked OK for Language[and Locale - but would not change Keyboard or Wi-fi Country.

Rgds
Stanwine