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I want to change the keyboard layout from US to UK through the terminal on my Linux machine. I'm running CentOS 6.4. I have tried using the loadkeys uk method, but it doesn't change the layout. It is still US.

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loadkeys uk

As root should work.. Maybe the uk layout isn't installed on your system?

Or try to open /etc/sysconfig/keyboard and replace KEYTABLE="us" by KEYTABLE="uk", a reboot will be necessary.

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yups that worked good ! i also changes the LAYOUT="gb" and everything works good ! thanks – tortuga Nov 4 '13 at 12:33

In the terminal try

su - gnome-keyboard-properties


if the default Gmone2 system /administration / keyboard

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