How can I change the language of the keyboard in OSGeo live? As described here https://live.osgeo.org/en/quickstart/internationalisation_quickstart.html does not do the trick for me. I do not have Preferences ‣ Keyboard Input Methods. I only have Preferences ‣ Keyboard and Mouse. In there I cannot find anything useful... Preferences ‣ Languages does not help neither.

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Have you tried running the following command in a terminal

setxkbmap de

Change de to the language that you want. If you want to make the changes persistent, then add the above command to your bashrc file:

echo "setxkbmap de" >> ~/.bashrc

You can read more about setxkbmap here

  • awesome, thanks. btw you meant setxkbmap I suppose
    – four-eyes
    Commented Dec 16, 2016 at 10:10

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