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Logitech Keyboard settings for pound sterling problems?

Posted on 2011-03-01
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I have a cordless Logitech Mx3000 keyboard connected to an E-machine.
I have changed the regional and language settings on my e-machine to UK language etc. because I want the # numeral sign to appear as pound sterling sign.  I have re-booted.,
But the # numeral keeps appearing instead if the pound sterling.
I do not know what else to do.  
Can anyone help please?
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Solved! I followed some of the advice on this page:
"Question #1719 in Ubuntu - Error activating XKB configuration"
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/1719

See the post in that thread by csm888 which is as follows:

cd /etc/X11/gdm/PostLogin
sudo cp Default.sample Default

To file 'Default' add
xmodmap -e 'keycode 12 = 3 sterling'

For those like me who don't know much about Linux or programming and don't normally use Terminal, this is what I did... (experts stop reading here!)

Open Terminal (i.e. Applications/Accessories/Terminal). Copy and paste the first line:
cd /etc/X11/gdm/PostLogin
into Terminal. Hit return. Copy and paste the second line:
sudo cp Default.sample Default
into Terminal and hit return. Enter password when requested.

This has made a new file called Default in the directory PostLogin (which is located at /etc/X11/gdm/).

Now type:
sudo Gedit
into Terminal to open the text editor in root mode (so that you have authority to modify the file). Go to File System, and navigate through the folders etc, X11, gdm to the PostLogin diretcory. Open the file called Default. Copy the line:
xmodmap -e 'keycode 12 = 3 sterling'
and paste it at the end of the Default file. Save the file.

Close applications and hit Control-Alt-Backspace to restart. You should now have recovered the £ sign.
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Thanks for your input but this is far too technical for me.   I would not even know where to start and I would not be keen on trying.
Is there no other solution to this very annoying detail????
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by:digisel
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I was obliged for the response.   But it was far too technical for me to follow and thus it was not a solution.
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by:digisel
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Thanks for the response.
It was far too technical for me to follow.
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