How to change the keyboard for VMWare ESX

Problem:

Someone installed ESX in a different country and picked there language. Now you have to fix a problem on the console or via ssh and can’t type your commands

The Fix:

  1. loadkeys xx from the command line (the xx for US is us) Note: this will only be a temp change until the next reboot

To fix it for good:

NOTE: make a backup of your files before making changes to them

  1. edit “/etc/sysconfig/keyboard”
  2. change KEYTABLE=”xx” to KEYTABLE=”us” for us keyboard
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