14 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2008 1:46 PM by icode
HenrikDKDK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello,

I somehow changed the keyboard type of my bluetooth diNovo, and cannot find out how to revert i.

I'm using danish keyboard layout, and that works fine. Only problem is the key in upper left corner (the one with § and 1/2) writes this char <, and the key in lower left corner (< >) writes $.

I think it is something with the type-setting to do.

I cannot figure out how to get the guide up, where you type the specific key on the keyboard, and then OSX determines what keyboard you have.

Hope you understand me, and someone can help.

Best regards
Henrik Rasmussen

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (272,175 points)
    Open the International pane of System Preferences, which has a flag with the U.N. symbol, choose the Input Menu tab, and then uncheck all keyboard layouts except for the ones you use. Alternatively, the layout can be changed from the Input menu if it is enabled.

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  • HenrikDKDK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Tried that..

    The keyboard layout is correct.. I can type the special danish characters Æ,Ø and Å.

    The only problem is, that the two keys in the first post is not working correct.

    I tried to get the KeyboardSetupAssistant started, so I could choose european. But when I try starting it from the terminal, it just says that all keyboards are configured.

    Thanks for the help.

    Best regards
    Henrik
  • HenrikDKDK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Finnally I found the solution.

    1) Delete the file: /Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboardtype.plist
    2) Restart

    Now the keyboard setup asssistant starts, and everything works.

    /Henrik
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,790 points)
    Finnally I found the solution.

    1) Delete the file: /Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboardtype.plist
    2) Restart


    Thanks for that very useful info!
  • Cosna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I cannot find the preferences file shown in 10.5.1, nor is there a "change keyboard type" in the keyboard system preferences as the help viewer states. Suggestions?
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,790 points)
    Could provide some details about what the problem is you are trying to solve?
  • Cosna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I installed a new style Apple replacement keyboard, and the option key is not recognized (to switch in Bootcamp). Had previously been using an after-market keyboard, and at some point had been asked to use the keyboard setup assistant. I am not asked to do so with the new Keyboard, and thought it was defective, but a replacement does the same thing. Keyboard preferences does not have the "change keyboard" button that "Help" alludes to.

    Message was edited by: Cosna
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,790 points)
    I guess it is a problem for others too:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1205889&tstart=0

    You could try opening Terminal and typing:

    sudo open /System/Library/CoreServices/KeyboardSetupAssistant.app/Contents/MacOS/Keyboard SetupAssistant
  • Cosna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Tried the terminal trick, but keyboard setup assistant is not found (can't find it with spotlight, either). Seems this feature is absent in 10.5?

    Thanks for the link. No fix has been posted.
  • Cosna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I Take that back. I did find KeyboardSetupAssistant and ran it out of Terminal, but get "no unknown keyboard attached" and program terminates. Is there a preference file someplace I could throw out to try to get the assistant to run?
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,790 points)
    Is there a preference file someplace I could throw out to try to get the assistant to run?


    You said you did not have the keyboardtype.plist mentioned by the other poster. Perhaps try a search for that? Otherwise I have no ideas.
  • Cosna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I finally spoke with a product support specialist about this. The aluminum keyboard requires A USB - 2 connection, not available on our somewhat older computers (even earlier intel machines). So, the bottom line is the new keyboards won't work.

    Intel iMac 20 Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (74,790 points)
    I finally spoke with a product support specialist about this. The aluminum keyboard requires A USB - 2 connection, not available on our somewhat older computers


    Thanks for that info, very interesting and not something I probably would have ever guessed.
  • icode Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You rock. Thank you for this info.

    I had exactly the same problem after playing with the keyboard type. From some point on the two keys ( and ^° in my case) where swapped. Stangely enough the button to undo this change 'Change kyboard type ...' vanished from the System Preferences! I don't understand why.

    After removing the file and restarting:

    1. I could set the keyboard type correctyl using the assitant and
    2. I can now change the keyboard type again using the System Preferences