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I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Wubi to try it out on my Asus N82J notebook. Problem is that during the software updates after installation, the keyboard got messed. Like when I press "o" it appears "no", "b" reproduces "ba", stuff like that. I changed layouts many times and problem continues.

So I changed back to Windows to search on Internet what it could be and for my surprise, Windows is having the same issue. Other thing that I noticed is that Windows had the same clock time as Ubuntu.

Anyone knows what can I do? Thanks in advance.

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Try going to /etc/default/keyboard, and locate this:


The line you may have to change is XKBLAYOUT="". Make sure that XKBLAYOUT is "us". Then run:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup

in the terminal.

Hope it helps.

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Thanks for the answer. I am just finishing a backup and will try this out. The problem is that I uninstalled Ubuntu, so I would have to install again as well. Other thing is that the keyboard still broken even when I enter on BIOS setup. Anyway, will try this soon. –  Luk Jan 7 '12 at 23:33
Ok problem is that I cannot log on my user, cuz when I hit Enter a blank space is added too, like the "o" that adds a "n". And as guest I can't use sudo, and also don't know where to find the etc directory. –  Luk Jan 8 '12 at 2:13
Managed to do all that with an external usb keyboard, that worked perfectly, but did not solve my notebook keyboard problem. –  Luk Jan 8 '12 at 3:46
sounds like it may be a hardware problem. I recommend to call Asus support and reclaim your warranty. Or you can try buying a keyboard replacement: Asus N82J keyboard –  iLQ Jan 8 '12 at 21:13

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