I'm in need of some help.
Running Ubuntu 8.10, when I boot up, the keyboard has decided to be Greek. Which means it types Greek into my login and password. But my login and password aren't in Greek. Furthermore, I can't seem to change the language. Worse, going straight into a terminal session seems to leave me in Greek as well. Why am I stuck in Greek? Upshot - I can't access my whole Ubuntu system. Which is putting a serious cramp on getting any work done.
I'm waiting for the linux-verse to give me an answer or workaround. The laptop is dual-boot with Vista. Is there a way to get Vista to mount the other hard-drive partition and hack into the xorg.conf or something?
If you're out there with some linux-fu, let me know.
 I can boot-up into ubuntu from CD, and then mount the hard-drive partition. But I still don't know what files to alter. xorg.conf doesn't have anything about an Input Device Keyboard to mess with.
 I seem to have fixed things, by adding some lines to the xorg.conf file. Pretty happy to have fixed it, now I can get on with doing some work.
This is how I fixed it:
I booted up from a CD, mounted the hard-drive, then ran through some options.
I tried running the console-setup package. But that didn't seem to have any effect - when I rebooted the problems were exactly the same.
I couldn't find enough understandable instructions to check my default locale and change that.
What I did do was add details to the xorg.conf, specifically I added:
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
This seems to have solved things.