I need a help, because I'm newbie in Linux and I'm trying to configure the keyboard for this Dell mini, but some keys don't work, such as: |, Alt Gr, [, ]

Thank's a lot.

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  • Which language layout did you set? Sep 15, 2015 at 16:50
  • Hi, the layout is Portuguese (Brazil).
    – Agenor
    Sep 15, 2015 at 22:41

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You need to change your keyboard layout to Portuguese (Brazil, eliminate dead keys). Follow these steps to change the default layout:

  1. Open System Settings from the Applications menu.
  2. Select Keyboard under the Hardware section.
  3. Click the Layout button.
  4. On the left side list box you will see a + button, click it.
  5. From the Language drop-down box, select Portuguese (Brazil). From the Layout drop-down box, select Portuguese (Brazil, eliminate dead keys). Click Add Layout.
  6. Highlight Portuguese (Brazil, eliminate dead keys) from the list box.

This should result in the proper keyboard layout.

  • Thank Mr.Mims, but unfortunately did not work.
    – Agenor
    Sep 15, 2015 at 22:47
  • The original layout is Portuguese (Brazil).
    – Agenor
    Sep 15, 2015 at 22:58
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    Try these settings: Language_Portuguese; Layout_English Sep 16, 2015 at 13:09
  • Oh sorry! For some reason I thought it was a UK layout. Sep 16, 2015 at 13:19
  • I updated the answer, I think you need the Portuguese (Brazil, eliminate dead keys) layout. Sep 16, 2015 at 13:42

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