Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I've the latest ubuntu version working on my desktop. But when I go to System -> Preference -> Keyboard -> Layout and select english uk or any other country .. I cannot see the keyboard layouts in the screen below.

I did a fresh install on my old laptop and I can clearly see the different layouts for different countries.

I believe there are some files missing that have the keymap data?? Can someone please help with how I can reinstall those needed files?

My current layout is English US but I need to change it to English UK

Tired of searching! Many thanks for your help.

share|improve this question

migrated from stackoverflow.com Jun 1 '11 at 14:07

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

1 Answer 1

Please try

sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.