By default you may find that the keyboard layout that the eee expects is not what appears on your keyboard. At first you probably won't notice much of a difference until you want to type @, | or £ or and you find that a different character appears.
In Easy Mode, you change the Keyboard in the Settings tab, by clicking on the Personalization icon. Select the appropriate layout under Keyboard layout:.
Some keyboard shortcuts can also be obtained in printed form.
In Advanced Mode the default keyboard layout is set to the US. These instructions inform KDE to use a different layout; for example the UK.
Dvorak Keyboard mapping http://wiki.eeeuser.com/dvorak_keyboard