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ChrisDChrisD ApprenticePosts: 7 Apprentice
edited July 18 in Troubleshooting
I plugged in an external keyboard into the control box of a UR and I'm currently having the issue of the a plugged-in keyboard being configured as a Danish keyboard since that is the default. I followed instructions online to change the keyboard configuration to "us"; however, the keyboard still types as a Danish keyboard. Anyone else had this problem and managed to solve it?

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  • ChrisDChrisD Apprentice Posts: 7 Apprentice
    Thank you so much, that ended up working. I thought that was only to change the on-screen keyboard, but it looks like it changes the format of an external keyboard. Also, do you know how to access the terminal now that the keyboard language is changed? CTRL+ALT+F1 doesn't bring up the terminal anymore
  • ChrisDChrisD Apprentice Posts: 7 Apprentice
    Thank you so much, that ended up working. I thought that was only to change the on-screen keyboard, but it looks like it changes the format of an external keyboard. Also, do you know how to access the terminal now that the keyboard language is changed? CTRL+ALT+F1 doesn't bring up the terminal anymore
  • ChrisDChrisD Apprentice Posts: 7 Apprentice
    Thank you so much, that ended up working. I thought that was only to change the on-screen keyboard, but it looks like it changes the format of an external keyboard. Also, do you know how to access the terminal now that the keyboard language is changed? CTRL+ALT+F1 doesn't bring up the terminal anymore
  • matthewd92matthewd92 Handy Posts: 946Founding Pro, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers Handy
    Been a long time since I’ve accessed the terminal directly on the robot, you can try ctrl-alt-F7
  • ChrisDChrisD Apprentice Posts: 7 Apprentice
    edited July 19
    Been a long time since I’ve accessed the terminal directly on the robot, you can try ctrl-alt-F7
    The old keyboard shortcuts to access the terminal don't work anymore after changing the keyboard configuration to English(US). Would you know how to change the keyboard back to danish without the terminal? I tried following directions I found online but modifying the config file for the keyboard doesn't seem to work. 

    Edit: I figured out how to access the terminal when changing to the US keyboard configuration using the link above. 
    -Activate expert mode by holding the run button at the top left hand side
    -Enter "lightbot" as the password
    -Navigate to the etc folder then to the default folder
    -Click on the "filter" drop down menu at the bottom right to select all files
    -Click on the "keyboard" file and click on open
    -Look for "XKBOPTIONS=" and make sure that whatever is following that is only a pair of parenthesis
    - You should see that line as: XKBOPTIONS="" 
    -Re-boot the system and you should be able to access the terminal using ctrl+alt+F1 now
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