Login problems with problematic keyboard

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jonnyb
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Login problems with problematic keyboard

Post by jonnyb » 2021/02/08 23:14:05

Hey guys


I‘m using a CentOS Linux 7.9.2009 (Core)
I recently changed my keyboard to sg-latin1 in order to access certain keys. However i ran into a peoblem because my password contains „!“ now when i try to login no key on my computer gives out a „!“ whatever i push shift or alt ctrl it‘s not coming up..

So i can‘t access my server and i‘m lost...

Is there a way to reset the keyboard settings in another way in order to gain access again?

I can‘t even change the root password since the = symbol in the boot process also doesn‘t work

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Re: Login problems with problematic keyboard

Post by TrevorH » 2021/02/09 00:00:46

What stops you booting it up and then sshing into it?
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Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
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Re: Login problems with problematic keyboard

Post by jonnyb » 2021/02/09 07:40:06

I‘m not sshing into it, i‘m actually just using a vnc for the boot up.

I can‘t access ssh wich is a whole other problem

While using the vnc i can‘t enter my password since the -„!“ doesn‘t appear on any key

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Re: Login problems with problematic keyboard

Post by jonnyb » 2021/02/10 15:52:43

I can access my server but my Keyboard layout is still messed up.. "!" isn't typeable when i press shift and the "!" doesn't appear instead + appears


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Re: Login problems with problematic keyboard

Post by jonnyb » 2021/02/11 15:26:23

No sadly not my layout is completely fine i'll show you

I press shift and "?" on the top left but my linux recognizes that i press the "-" key

https://www.mycloud.ch/s/S007F3946A8FD9 ... ED97A1F3F8

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Re: Login problems with problematic keyboard

Post by pjsr2 » 2021/02/11 18:28:30

Could you explain in more detail what you did to change the keyboard setting? These setttings can be changed t the user and at the system level. The login dialog uses the system setting, not the user settings as it does not yet know which user is going to login.

Did you try with the left or the right shift key? Try using the right shift key.
Your swish layout has an extra key left of the 'Y' (which is on the key that is used for the 'Z' on a US-keyboard). This key is not present on a US-keyboard, so the extra key left of 'Y' may act as the shift key.

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