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I installed a virtual linux machine using a existing vmdk which I got from an Spanish guy. after the installation, I found the keyboard layout is totally different from my laptop's keyboard, I guess it is because the default keyboard layout of this virtual Linux machine is Spanish, so my question is how to change the keyboard layout to the normal English layout.

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after some google search, I found loadkeys us will serve my needs. – HaiYuan Zhang Oct 24 '11 at 12:42
setxkbmap us

Will change back to qwerty

There should be some other ways depending on your DE. On Xfce4 you can go to settings->keyboard->layout.

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