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I have an Ubuntu 11.04 install for which I can't seem to get the correct (UK English) keyboard mapping set on. Running setxkmap produces an error:

"XKB extension not present on :10.0".

If go to System -> Keyboards -> Layouts and select the only layout installed "English Keymap" and press Show, I get a blank dialog.

I'm using xrdp and that this is almost certainly connected to xrdp using it's own keyboard mapping files. What I can't tell is how it can be changed.

Does anyone know how I can install and activate the correct keymap?

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To make your own keymap

  • Log onto the console
  • Run setxkbmap with the parameters that correspond to your layout
  • xrdp-genkeymap filename

so in my case I did

  • setxkbmap –model pc104 –layout us –variant dvorak
  • xrdp-genkeymap km-0409.ini

The keymap I ended up with had problems with some keys (eg arrow keys) so I had to copy keys 98 to 107 from the original keymap file.

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Daniel: Thanks! This was exactly the problem for me. I hope your advice is easy to find for anyone in the future! –  jamiei Oct 12 '11 at 15:44

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