I need to switch my keyboard to Dvorak layout. I've done this a number of times through the GUI and never had problems until now.
I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS codename trusty, Xfce4 & xfce4-xkb-plugin. The plugin only shows one layout. When I got to Keyboard Settings -> Layouts, the keyboard model drop down is empty and so are the "change layout option" and "compose key" dropdowns. I'm not able to add or delete keyboard layouts.
I tried switching on the command line by doing the following:
.Xkbmapfile in my home directory with the following content:
-layout us -variant dvorak -option compose:102 -option numpad:shift3 -option kpdl:semi -option keypad:atm -option caps:shift
/etc/default/console-setupon include the following:
XKBLAYOUT="us" XKBVARIANT="dvorak" XKBOPTIONS="compose:102, numpad:shift3, kpdl:semi, keypad:atm, caps:shift"
Tried reconfiguring the keyboard by running:
I also uninstalled ibus, which I read can cause problems on Ubuntu 14.04. I tried switching the input method as well.
None of it has worked. This is on a remote VM that I access over remote desktop connection from my Windows machine.