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How can I reset my keyboard layout after modifying it with xkbcomp?
Is there a way to do this without restarting X?

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Try setxkbmap us. (Replacing us with the keyboard layout you want.) A list of keyboard layouts can be found here: http://pastebin.com/v2vCPHjs

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Where can I get a list of the names of the keyboard layouts? For example, how do I find out what to use for USA International? –  DLH Jul 29 '10 at 14:55
I created this list from the contents of /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst: pastebin.com/v2vCPHjs For USA International, do setxkbmap us -variant intl. (Only one dash!) –  snostorm Jul 29 '10 at 15:02
Could you please add the pastebin link or a file:///usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst link to your answer to improve readability? –  ParanoiaPuppy Jul 29 '10 at 15:08
Awesome! Thanks! –  DLH Jul 29 '10 at 15:11

Use setxkbmap -layout us. It looks to completely reset the changes

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