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Re: keyboard configuration issue

On 11/21/18, redmood <red-contact@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
> I just installed debian 9 on my laptop. I encrypted the disk, so I have
> to type a keyphrase before accessing the data on the disk. I also have a
> user account and have to type my password to log in. I have been trying
> to set the french bepo keyboard, instead of the default azerty one. I
> followed the instruction from this link : https://wiki.debian.org/Keyboard
>  From this point, when I had to type my password to decrypt the disk, I
> had to type in azerty, but when I had to log in my user account, I had
> to type the password with the bepo keyboard. And then, once logged in,
> the keyboard was set back to the classic french azerty layout again. So
> I tried the commands given in the first answer here :
> https://superuser.com/questions/646425/permanently-change-default-language-and-keyboard-settings-what-am-i-missing
> Now, when I power on my computer, I have to type the decrypt password in
> bepo as well as my log in password, but once logged in, the layout is
> still set back to the azerty layout.
> How can I force the layout to stay consistent once logged in my user
> account ?

Hi.. Do you have a(n) Fn key that comes into play at all? I'm on an
older ASUS 1015px (looks like a happy little Valentine card, grin). I
just in the last couple hours rsync'ed over a newly debootstrap'ed
Stretch to it. Hadn't done that in a LONG time. Means everything is
nice and shiny new.

BUT.. It's currently not recognizing my LAN wired network so I'm
rebooting in and out while searching the Internet for answers then
going back in to try to fix things...

EVERY TIME I boot back in, I don't get letters, I get numbers when I
click those particular keys in the middle of the keyboard. It was
obvious that the Fn function had been triggered somehow. I seriously
thought the dogs did it... the FIRST time it happened.

The immediate fix for THAT is to hit my Fn key along with the numlock
one at the end of the top row. A painless pain... :)

Rerunning "dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration" didn't change the
outcome on the next couple reboots...

I'm not in there right now, but my uname is similar to "Linux
northpole 4.9.0-6-amd64" with a
date that was maybe May of this year?

That version's older, SERIOUSLY frazzled, borked, mangled sister here
(4.9.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.2-2 2017-01-12 x86_64) is working
fine for both recognizing the LAN network AND not touching my Fn key
on every reboot.

There are some 390+ packages currently on Developer inspired hold in
my old botched system here. Dpkg is on hold, but things like locales
and console-setup are not. Wonder if one of the ones on hold for this
older setup is the offender that found its way into the shiny new
version where no packages are currently on Developer hold...

OR NOT. :)

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with duct tape *