Change Keyboard Layout on Ubuntu Server Permanently

When working on Ubuntu Servers, sometimes the defined keyboard layout is not aligned with the physical keyboard one’s using.

In order to permanently change it, just execute the following two commands.

First, configure the keyboard:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

Test the keyboard, in particular the characters like slash, asterisk, etc.. If things are not ok, just configure it again with different options.

Next, configure the console:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup

And that’s it.

If you want to configure the size of your TTY, i. e. the text console resolution, check ChangeTTYResolution.

Visual Studio C# Express in x86 32 bit

Visual Studio Express edition is a striped down version of the professional version. Thus, some features are not directly, or easily, available.
One of these features is to run in 32 bit on a 64 bit computer.
To make it work, all one has to do is define the target platform as x86:

  1. Close the C# project.
  2. Open the C# Project file, .csproj, with a plain text editor, such as Notepad.
  3. Make shure that the following entry is present in all three sections of PropertyGroup:

Here’s a snippet:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Project ToolsVersion="4.0" DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="">
    <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration>
    <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">x86</Platform>


After performing a rebuild, the application will be built in 32 bit.