Incorrect keyboard layout/map on a Raspberry Pi – no | or \

One thing that’s come up occasionally with our testing of the Pi so far has been that some distributions pick up on odd keyboard maps by default, particularly with Apple keyboards – to fix this on one of the Debian distros and get back your missing pipe (|) or backslash (\) characters run:

# dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

and select the correct keyboard map/layout for your keyboard.