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I'm going crazy with my laptop's keyboard. My layout is latin spanish, and works just fine. However at some time of the morning some magic auto-reconfiguration makes my layout implodes and and I can't use AltGr, wich means I can't use backslashes, at symbols, newflos, etc.

My keyboard layout

By the way, I'm using Xubuntu 12.14, on a laptop. I have almost the same system configurated on my desktop pc and when madness strikes my keyboard, re-plugin it solves everything. Sadly, I don't have this cheap option on my laptop.

I was trying to remap AltGr with xmodmap, but honestly my knowledge about linux is very shallow, even the "google it" algorithm is not helping.

Any suggestions about how to fix this bug?

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You can change your keyboard-layout using setxkbmap, e.g.:

setxkbmap -layout es

xmodmap shouldn't be necessary when using a standard-layout without any additional configuration.

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I don't know if this will fix my problem forever, as it seems to be a periodical issue but will do for now. Got to have something to do with my messy collection of configuration files :|. –  nicooga Jan 16 '13 at 18:29
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Just a little addendum, the keyboard shown on the picture is a Spanish Latin America so, try with latam instead of es –  Martín Canaval Jan 17 '13 at 7:23

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