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Re: Strange keyboard problems


On Fri, 4 Feb 2000, Graham Lowe wrote:
> However upon the reboot I found that my
> keyboard strokes are being misintrepreted (e.g., q comes out as an a, a
> comes out as w, etc).  Any ideas?

This is a bug in console-data.  You need to run kbdconfig to set the
layout to "qwerty".  It has been incorrectly set to the "azerty" by
default.  This can happen if you set the debconf severity high enough so
the keyboard layout question is never asked. 

For further details, see the release critical bug I filed against this
package over two weeks ago: 


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