I'm trying to change it to Latin America language, however in the System Settings->Hardaware->input devices-layout tab nothing seem to works correctly (even if I add any layout)

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Also I can type for accents but in a weird manner. I have used the answer as discussed here. I have used that answer (the method # 1 and # 2) system-config-keyboard selecting Latin America, and works perfect but when I restart the computer changes are not saved, and need to do that again.

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What can I do then?


Are you trying as a root user? Open the command prompt and type,


After selecting the language you want, the next time you boot, the settings will take place. To verify if the language change took place, run the below command.


However, since you want to change the keyboard layout, you can use the command,


After changing the keyboard configuration, you can verify if the change took place by using the below command.

setxkbmap -print | grep xkb_symbols | awk '{print $4}' | awk -F"+" '{print $2}'

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