KB ID 0000405 Dtd 26/02/11
I'm in the United Kingdom, and even when I set the UK Keyboard layout, Ubuntu wants to use a US keyboard layout for the logon/login screen. For most people this won't be a problem, but if you log into a domain you need the @ symbol. A US Keyboard has that in a different place, it's only a small niggle because I know where it is, but if it annoys me, it will be annoying someone else.
1. Login and open a terminal window (Applications > Accessories > Terminal,) and issue the following command.
2. You will be asked for your password, supply it and edit the file as shown below, set the XKBMODEL value to pc105 (assuming you have a standard 105 key keyboard), and XKBLAYOUT set to gb.
3. Press CTRL+X to exit and save the file, after a reboot you should be on the correct keyboard layout on your logon screen.
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