I have a few VMs running under VMWare ESXi running on a HP DL380P g6 server.

I access my management network on IP my client PC which runs windows 10.

The VMs themselves are headless and non-headless Ubuntu 18.04 and the UI language is English (UK), region is Belgium and input source is Belgian.

When I click on the keyboard layout button (where? On the Windows PC?) the layout is showing azerty but when I type, qwerty comes out.

I figured that when using Alt+Shift it changes the layout, but the problem is my Windows Client PC changes from azerty to qwerty and my VM from qwerty to azerty so my PC is always the opposite of my VM.

Any idea on how to change this behaviour?

I tried loadkeys, setxkbmap already but no luck.

  • Please review my edits to your question and clarify more clearly what the exact set-up is. Click edit to edit your question and clarify where the problem is located exactly.
    – Fabby
    May 2, 2018 at 14:16

2 Answers 2


I am not sure I could understand your question, but I use this:

dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

  • already tried no luck but thankx for the answer May 2, 2018 at 12:23

owkey my pc was the problem. I had belgium french - changed to belgium period and it fixed my keyboard layout in the vm too. why everything is in english and my calendar still german I have no clue. But it's owkey for me tank you everyone for the help :)

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