Ubuntu – Restoring the original keyboard mapping without logging on


I used xmodmap to remap some keys. I followed directions to restart. Now, I can't log in.

How can I restore my previous keyboard mapping?

Best Answer


Press and hold the left Shift key.

Look for the kernel that ends in (recovery mode) and load it.

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Now drop to a root shell.

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Then move to the user directory in question and delete the .Xmodmap file.