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Good vibes on keyboard for Mac virtualizing Linux

After advancing blindfolded for a while, I finally put my hand on the good configuration for getting Ubuntu working nicely with my little Mac’s keyboard!

Needing to do some terminal’s configuration, I can hardly use the virtualized system without being able to type these little chars: |, \, {, }, [, ] and such bizarre things…

Just cutting to the end: here is what you want to see on your Ubuntu’s keyboard settings (may not be exactly the same in English, my Ubuntu is in French and I’m making the translation, sorry in advance):

  • Apple for keyboard model,
  • France-Apple Macintosh” for keymap (France is for me naturally, you’re supposed to get your own country there),
  • Edit keymap options:
    • key(s) changing the setting: I selected “Alt+Shift”,
    • key(s) selecting the 3rd level: I chose “Any Alt key”.

And now I’m very happy since I feel almost like on Mac OS X while typing on my virtualized Ubuntu machine!

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