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I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my sony laptop. Everything works fine. I have a minor issue:

  1. @ key got swapped with "
  2. ~ key got swapped with some other key

Kindly suggest how to handle this issue

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possible duplicate of – NorTicUs Oct 10 '12 at 13:30
Did you by any chance hit shift + Caps Lock? That switches the language. – drN Oct 26 '12 at 14:32

I also had this problem. To solve this:

  1. Go to Keyboard Layout.
  2. Remove the previous setting. For example: remove English[UK].
  3. Add English[US].

I hope this will help you.

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