Unable to produce non-English characters

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    I have NoMachine free version 4.3.30 installed on an XUbuntu 14.04 and the keyboard mapping is all wrong. When I press keys on the locally attached keyboard I get the characters I expect (in my case Swedish characters), but when I press keys on another keyboard from a Windows 4.3.30 client I get characters indicating an English key mapping.

    I’ve read posts from other people with keyboard problems and the answer is “NoMachine only sends key codes, the operating system does the translation – set the correct mapping in your operating system”, but when looking at the keyboard settings in my XUbuntu 14.04, only a Swedish keyboard is listed, and again, when pressing keys on the locally attached keyboard, it works, so NoMachine must be doing something.

    Output from setxbmap:

    $ setxkbmap -query
    rules: evdev
    model: pc105
    layout: se

    Looks Swedish to me.

    $ setxkbmap -print
    xkb_keymap {
    xkb_keycodes { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)" };
    xkb_types { include "complete" };
    xkb_compat { include "complete" };
    xkb_symbols { include "pc+se+inet(evdev)" };
    xkb_geometry { include "pc(pc105)" };

    Can’t parse this but I see “se” mentioned which is a good sign. Still, as an example, if I press SHIFT+2 I get a @, instead of the expected ” character, and the key to the right of P gives me a ] instead of the expected å.

    Any suggestions what the problem might be and how I might fix it?


    Hello bratell


    Please run the following commands through the remote session:

    xkbcomp -xkb $DISPLAY xkbcomp.out
    xmodmap -pke > xmodmap.out
    xprop -root | grep XKB > xprop.out

    and let we look at files xkbcomp.out, xmodmap.out and xprop.out

    Try also

    setxkbmap se

    and check if something changed.




    Attached the requested output.

    setxkbmap se does work, for a while. Then something suddenly resets the keyboard back to some generic English version and I have to write setxkbmap se again.



    Can you send the info to forum[at]nomachine[dot]com

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