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How to setup UK keyboard on Archlinux

I recently switched from an US to an UK keyboard.

The US one is the default for install, almost nothing has to be done for setting it up.

But once you get out of that default setup, it is easy to deal with, but you must know that:

  • In console, UK is "uk"
  • In Xorg / X11, UK is "gb"

Then, in /etc/vconsole.conf:

KEYMAP=uk

And in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf:

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "system-keyboard"
        MatchIsKeyboard "on"
        Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
EndSection


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