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Not able to insert @ symbol from osx keybord in the ArchLinux recovery VNC

When I press the @ symbol on my osx keyboard, i get the "2" character in stead of the @ symbol. Thus, I am currently out of ideas to insert the @ symbol which i need for SCP to backup my precious data. As far as I understand, in recovery mode it is not possible to use SSH, so I am sort of stuck I believe.

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 11 2018
  • Will not implement
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    Hi! It sounds like you might have a different keyboard layout that what is being used in the recovery environment. You can try adjusting the configuration: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Keyboard_configuration_in_console If you're still running into issues, please open a support ticket so the team can give you a hand. https://cloud.digitalocean.com/support
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  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:18

    Ok, thanks. I solved this by gaining access to a windows machine. I don't know this technology allows it, but it would actually be really useful to have a small on-screen keyboard to send special characters like this.