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after my install on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat on my iBook, I have noticed that used keyboard layout is a PC one, and not Mac one. Let me explain it more clearly :

As an example, Mac keyboard defines a physical key for the - (which sup character is _). When pressing this key, the character appearing on screen is =, as this key is binded using a Windows/Linux physical keyboard. To terminate with that example, for displaying the - character, I have to press the key displaying the 6 number (which on Mac should normally print $).

If I take a look at my configuration, the keyboard properties says (in its layout pane)

  • language "other french"
  • keyboard type "laptop mac"

What do I have to change to obtain the same key on screen than the one I have on keyboard ?

UPDATE It's an iBook G4 1.33 GHz (M9846LL/A: (Retail $999) 1.33 GHz; 12 in display; 40 GB hard disk; slot-load combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) - thanks, wikipedia) with a french localized keyboard.


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up vote 3 down vote accepted

I found several different links providing information about Apple's keyboard after install Ubuntu. From what I could see, you need to provide us more information about hardware model and keyboard model (In some countries the keyboard is localized).

I will include some pages I found here, just for documentation purpose. Don't forget: edit your Ask and include your notebook model too. Thanks!

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Ubuntu documentation solved a related problem for me. Every other solution I found was half baked or complex or no solution at all. You can find help here.

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