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No matter the version of linux I install, the keyboard layout is incorrect, and I need help fixing it

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I'm having an issue with Linux. The keyboard layout isn't correct. When I hit the forward slash key it displays a greater than symbol. Some of the other keys are also malfunctioning. I have an ASUS G51VX laptop and I'm using the built in keyboard. I'm using Mint Linux 18.2 Sonya with Cinnamon Desktop. When I look at the layout via the keyboard settings in Linux it's showing a key to the right of the " key doesn't exist on my actual keyboard (see pic below).

Edit: Here is the output from the setkbxmap -print:

xkb_keymap {
xkb_keycodes  { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)"    };
xkb_types     { include "complete"    };
xkb_compat    { include "complete"    };
xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+inet(evdev)+terminate(ctrl_alt_bksp)"    };
xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)"    };
};

Here's a pic of the keyboard layout.
Picture of keyboard layout

Edit: Here is the output from dpkg:

dpkg: error processing package @BasileStarynkevitch keyboard-configuration (--configure): package keyboard-configuration is already installed and configured Errors were encountered while processing: keyboard-configuration

The error still persists when I try in virtual TTY.

I don't seem to have an Xorg.conf file.

Yes I've tried other desktop environments, they all have the same problem.

I tried dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-reconfiguration and got: dpkg-query: package 'keyboard-reconfiguration' is not installed and no information is available Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files, and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents. /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: keyboard-reconfiguration is not installed

So I tried sudo apt-get install debconf and it's already installed.

EDIT: For anyone interested, I finally found a solution that seems to work for every version of Linux I've tried:

https://defuse.ca/blog/linux-fix-pipe-character-on-asus-laptops.html

I'm having an issue with Linux. The keyboard layout isn't correct. When I hit the forward slash key it displays a greater than symbol. Some of the other keys are also malfunctioning. I have an ASUS G51VX laptop and I'm using the built in keyboard. I'm using Mint Linux 18.2 Sonya with Cinnamon Desktop. When I look at the layout via the keyboard settings in Linux it's showing a key to the right of the " key doesn't exist on my actual keyboard (see pic below).

Edit: Here is the output from the setkbxmap -print:

xkb_keymap {
xkb_keycodes  { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)"    };
xkb_types     { include "complete"    };
xkb_compat    { include "complete"    };
xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+inet(evdev)+terminate(ctrl_alt_bksp)"    };
xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)"    };
};

Here's a pic of the keyboard layout.
Picture of keyboard layout

Edit: Here is the output from dpkg:

dpkg: error processing package @BasileStarynkevitch keyboard-configuration (--configure): package keyboard-configuration is already installed and configured Errors were encountered while processing: keyboard-configuration

The error still persists when I try in virtual TTY.

I don't seem to have an Xorg.conf file.

Yes I've tried other desktop environments, they all have the same problem.

I tried dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-reconfiguration and got: dpkg-query: package 'keyboard-reconfiguration' is not installed and no information is available Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files, and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents. /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: keyboard-reconfiguration is not installed

So I tried sudo apt-get install debconf and it's already installed.

I'm having an issue with Linux. The keyboard layout isn't correct. When I hit the forward slash key it displays a greater than symbol. Some of the other keys are also malfunctioning. I have an ASUS G51VX laptop and I'm using the built in keyboard. I'm using Mint Linux 18.2 Sonya with Cinnamon Desktop. When I look at the layout via the keyboard settings in Linux it's showing a key to the right of the " key doesn't exist on my actual keyboard (see pic below).

Edit: Here is the output from the setkbxmap -print:

xkb_keymap {
xkb_keycodes  { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)"    };
xkb_types     { include "complete"    };
xkb_compat    { include "complete"    };
xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+inet(evdev)+terminate(ctrl_alt_bksp)"    };
xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)"    };
};

Here's a pic of the keyboard layout.
Picture of keyboard layout

Edit: Here is the output from dpkg:

dpkg: error processing package @BasileStarynkevitch keyboard-configuration (--configure): package keyboard-configuration is already installed and configured Errors were encountered while processing: keyboard-configuration

The error still persists when I try in virtual TTY.

I don't seem to have an Xorg.conf file.

Yes I've tried other desktop environments, they all have the same problem.

I tried dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-reconfiguration and got: dpkg-query: package 'keyboard-reconfiguration' is not installed and no information is available Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files, and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents. /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: keyboard-reconfiguration is not installed

So I tried sudo apt-get install debconf and it's already installed.

EDIT: For anyone interested, I finally found a solution that seems to work for every version of Linux I've tried:

https://defuse.ca/blog/linux-fix-pipe-character-on-asus-laptops.html

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I'm having an issue with Linux. The keyboard layout isn't correct. When I hit the forward slash key it displays a greater than symbol. Some of the other keys are also malfunctioning. I have an ASUS G51VX laptop and I'm using the built in keyboard. I'm using Mint Linux 18.2 Sonya with Cinnamon Desktop. When I look at the layout via the keyboard settings in Linux it's showing a key to the right of the " key doesn't exist on my actual keyboard (see pic below).

Edit: Here is the output from the setkbxmap -print:

xkb_keymap {
xkb_keycodes  { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)"    };
xkb_types     { include "complete"    };
xkb_compat    { include "complete"    };
xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+inet(evdev)+terminate(ctrl_alt_bksp)"    };
xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)"    };
};

Here's a pic of the keyboard layout.
Picture of keyboard layout

Edit: Here is the output from dpkg:

dpkg: error processing package @BasileStarynkevitch keyboard-configuration (--configure): package keyboard-configuration is already installed and configured Errors were encountered while processing: keyboard-configuration

The error still persists when I try in virtual TTY.

I don't seem to have an Xorg.conf file.

Yes I've tried other desktop environments, they all have the same problem.  

I tried dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-reconfiguration and got: dpkg-query: package 'keyboard-reconfiguration' is not installed and no information is available Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files, and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents. /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: keyboard-reconfiguration is not installed

So I tried sudo apt-get install debconf and it's already installed.

I'm having an issue with Linux. The keyboard layout isn't correct. When I hit the forward slash key it displays a greater than symbol. Some of the other keys are also malfunctioning. I have an ASUS G51VX laptop and I'm using the built in keyboard. I'm using Mint Linux 18.2 Sonya with Cinnamon Desktop. When I look at the layout via the keyboard settings in Linux it's showing a key to the right of the " key doesn't exist on my actual keyboard (see pic below).

Edit: Here is the output from the setkbxmap -print:

xkb_keymap {
xkb_keycodes  { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)"    };
xkb_types     { include "complete"    };
xkb_compat    { include "complete"    };
xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+inet(evdev)+terminate(ctrl_alt_bksp)"    };
xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)"    };
};

Here's a pic of the keyboard layout.
Picture of keyboard layout

Edit: Here is the output from dpkg:

dpkg: error processing package @BasileStarynkevitch keyboard-configuration (--configure): package keyboard-configuration is already installed and configured Errors were encountered while processing: keyboard-configuration

The error still persists when I try in virtual TTY.

I don't seem to have an Xorg.conf file.

Yes I've tried other desktop environments, they all have the same problem.  

I'm having an issue with Linux. The keyboard layout isn't correct. When I hit the forward slash key it displays a greater than symbol. Some of the other keys are also malfunctioning. I have an ASUS G51VX laptop and I'm using the built in keyboard. I'm using Mint Linux 18.2 Sonya with Cinnamon Desktop. When I look at the layout via the keyboard settings in Linux it's showing a key to the right of the " key doesn't exist on my actual keyboard (see pic below).

Edit: Here is the output from the setkbxmap -print:

xkb_keymap {
xkb_keycodes  { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)"    };
xkb_types     { include "complete"    };
xkb_compat    { include "complete"    };
xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+inet(evdev)+terminate(ctrl_alt_bksp)"    };
xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)"    };
};

Here's a pic of the keyboard layout.
Picture of keyboard layout

Edit: Here is the output from dpkg:

dpkg: error processing package @BasileStarynkevitch keyboard-configuration (--configure): package keyboard-configuration is already installed and configured Errors were encountered while processing: keyboard-configuration

The error still persists when I try in virtual TTY.

I don't seem to have an Xorg.conf file.

Yes I've tried other desktop environments, they all have the same problem.

I tried dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-reconfiguration and got: dpkg-query: package 'keyboard-reconfiguration' is not installed and no information is available Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files, and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents. /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: keyboard-reconfiguration is not installed

So I tried sudo apt-get install debconf and it's already installed.

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    Post Closed as "unclear what you're asking" by jasonwryan, Stephen Rauch, Basile Starynkevitch, Romeo Ninov, Philippos
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