Reversing the slash/question key to /?

Asked by ealthuis on 2019-07-04

On this computer the slash key beside the right shift
key has switched roles with the dash/underscore key beside the equals key which also has a different result?

Ubuntu 18.04LTS
ea@vostro:~$ uname -a
Linux vostro 4.15.0-54-generic #58-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jun 24 10:55:24 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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ealthuis
Solved:
2019-07-05
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2019-07-05
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2019-07-05
Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

Is this the case only in python, or also in other programs?

ealthuis (ealthuis) said : #2

It is so no matter what I run. But it started of with the slash showing an e with French accent. This has been so for anumber of days, I shut down the computer each day.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

If this is a problem for all application, why do you then ask this question in the area for questions with python?

If I look at the question that you have answered in the past, it seems to me that you are rolling a dice to decide into which area you are putting the question (a question for skype filed unter thunderbird, monitor problems put into the area for a GNU Privacy Guard program, etc.).

Can you use more care when selecting the area where you file the question?

And now for your problem:
I assume that the keyboard layout assignment on your system is wrong.
Which output do you receive for the commands

cat -n /etc/default/keyboard
sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

ealthuis (ealthuis) said : #4

Manfred I am sorry that I upset you, Ilooked for a question about ubuntu, then used Àsk a question to do this.

ea@vostro:~$ cat -n /etc/default/keyboard
     1 # KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION FILE
     2
     3 # Consult the keyboard(5) manual page.
     4
     5 XKBMODEL="pc105"
     6 XKBLAYOUT="us"
     7 XKBVARIANT=""
     8 XKBOPTIONS=""
     9
    10 BACKSPACE="guess"
ea@vostro:~$

ealthuis (ealthuis) said : #5

Thank you for the advice, i will work on it and post the results here.

ealthuis (ealthuis) said : #6

In the dropdown list the above pc105 was not listed

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #7

"the above pc105 was not listed"

It does not help if you only tell us what's not there.

ealthuis (ealthuis) said : #8

These are the listed keyboards for Dell, the Vostro. this computer, is not listed. the configuration file as shown above calls the keyboard pc105. I tried the generic Dell 101-key PC and that made no difference

Dell ↑ │
         │ Dell 101-key PC ▒ │
         │ Dell Inspiron 6000/8000 laptop ▒ │
         │ Dell Latitude laptop ▮ │
         │ Dell Precision M65 laptop ▒ │
         │ Dell Precision M laptop ▒ │
         │ Dell SK-8125 ▒ │
         │ Dell SK-8135 ▒ │
         │ Dell USB Multimedia

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #9

Is your computer a Dell laptop? If your type is not shown in the list, then I recommend that you try other Dell laptop families.

ealthuis (ealthuis) said : #10

Yes a Dell Vostro. I am starting to do each until I find the right on, the computer is 8 years old and maybe Dell has forgotten about it. BTW it works perfectly otherwise.