Panther Maintenance Tips
Subject:   Keyboard disturbance
Date:   2004-01-02 17:49:12
From:   anonymous2
Having read and tried your advices in this article, I hope you can help me out with a little problem that has occured.

I live in Denmark, and have thus different letters on my Powerbook G4 1.25 GHz with OS X 10.3. Suddenly many of the keys have changed signs . When I get a _ it should have be a question mark, for example. Now, this ALSO is the case when i try to type

sudo update_prebinding -root / -force

in Terminal in order to do some repair. So, as this happens all over, I cannot use Word, Safari, Terminal, anything, because of this incident.

If you have an advice for solving this problem, I would be most greatful.

B.D. Nissen

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  • FJ de Kermadec photo Keyboard disturbance
    2004-01-03 03:55:20  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Hi !

    This is indeed an "interesting" issue...

    The fact that the letters printed on your keyboard and the letters printed on the screen do not match may simply indicate that the keyboard "map" has been changed and that Mac OS X does not recognize your keyboard as Danish any more.

    Therefore, the first thing to do would be to have a look at the "International" preferences pane, available through the "System Preferences" application. Then, click on the "Input Menu" tab and make sure that only "Danish" ( or the appropriate keyboard map ) is selected.

    Let me know if this helps !