Bug#473217: marked as done (Wishlist: Don't run ckbcomp at boot-time (use a saved keymap instead))
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has caused the Debian Bug report #473217,
regarding Wishlist: Don't run ckbcomp at boot-time (use a saved keymap instead)
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The setupcon command, as run by console-setup during boot, runs ckbcomp
to generate a console keymap from the X keymap files. This can take on
the order of half a second CPU time.
setupcon already saves the resulting keymap in
/etc/console-setup/boottime.kmap.gz, and has support for using that
instead. However this is only used when /usr is not mounted. I'm not
interested in repartitioning my system to use this feature.
My wish is that this method would be used even when /usr is mounted. It
may require some documentation but I think it's sane enough.
It looks like Ubuntu (my primary OS), have altered the console-setup
init script to regenerate the keymap if run manually (i.e. not by init):
# Are we running from init?
([ "$previous" ] && [ "$runlevel" ]) || [ "$runlevel" = S ]
elif ! run_by_init; then
log_action_begin_msg "Saving console font and keymap for next boot"
if setupcon --save-only; then
So if you edit /etc/default/console-setup manually, you then need to run
"/etc/init.d/console-setup restart" to apply the changes and regenerate
the keymap. This happens automatically when dpkg-reconfigure is used.
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We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
console-setup, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:
A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is
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Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2008 22:41:21 +0300
Binary: console-setup console-setup-mini bdf2psf console-setup-udeb console-setup-amiga-ekmap console-setup-ataritt-ekmap console-setup-macintoshold-ekmap console-setup-pc-ekmap console-setup-sun4-ekmap console-setup-sun5-ekmap console-setup-fonts-udeb
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Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <email@example.com>
Changed-By: Anton Zinoviev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
bdf2psf - Font converter to generate console fonts from BDF source fonts
console-setup - Set up the font and the keyboard on the console
console-setup-amiga-ekmap - Encoded keyboard layouts for amiga keyboards (udeb)
console-setup-ataritt-ekmap - Encoded keyboard layouts for ataritt keyboards (udeb)
console-setup-fonts-udeb - Console fonts for Debian Installer (udeb)
console-setup-macintoshold-ekmap - Encoded keyboard layouts for macintoshold keyboards (udeb)
console-setup-mini - An experimental micro version of console-setup package
console-setup-pc-ekmap - Encoded keyboard layouts for pc keyboards (udeb)
console-setup-sun4-ekmap - Encoded keyboard layouts for sun4 keyboards (udeb)
console-setup-sun5-ekmap - Encoded keyboard layouts for sun5 keyboards (udeb)
console-setup-udeb - Configure the keyboard (udeb)
Closes: 444488 469650 473217
console-setup (1.22) unstable; urgency=low
[ Colin Watson ]
* Proofread and correct debconf templates (LP: #181860).
* Treat 'any' as a synonym for 'NoSymbol' in XKB input files (LP: #93077).
[ Piarres Beobide ]
* Debconf Basque translation. Closes: #469650
[ Frans Pop ]
* Add support for PA Semi's evaluation systems (#464429). Thanks to
Olof Johansson for the patch.
[ Anton Zinoviev ]
* Use boottime.kmap.gz instead of ckbcomp in setupcon only if the
default configuration is requested and boottime.kmap.gz is not older
than /etc/default/console-setup. The package has used
boottime.kmap.gz since version 1.20. This closes: #473217.
* ckbcomp: define X key codes 214-217 for AT keyboards (multimedia,
hence fake keys). Thanks to Michael Biebl, Christoph Anton Mitterer
and Juhapekka Tolvanen, closes: #444488.
* Return the template configuration file in the udeb.
* Update README.fonts - Terminus now supports Greek. Add depends
console-terminus > 4.26.
* Install the manpages for ckbcomp and setupcon also in
fcb451c8f009aa1764fb1e5c9eff9bd5 997 utils optional console-setup_1.22.dsc
9f5944e8a4f214660baa4cacf36f8b10 2387373 utils optional console-setup_1.22.tar.gz
6382162948afcc21c1d8da70154e208e 439942 utils optional console-setup_1.22_all.deb
98c777dce057e6254927122779c3efd1 613920 utils extra console-setup-mini_1.22_all.deb
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