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Bug#617580: console-setup: Poor documentation for configuring the keyboard

On Wed, Mar 09, 2011 at 09:15:50PM +0100, Jorgen Grahn wrote:
> I've just upgraded to Squeeze, trying to find a way to bring back my 
> old heavily customized X11 keymap. I think I can state my problem in 
> the cleanest way by describing how I did my search:
> [...]

Thank you for the valuable information.  The omissions in the 
documentation are not always obvious to the maintainers.

> - Then I easily find /etc/default/keyboard, containing the new config.
>   Trying to learn about this file is difficult though -- hard to tell
>   which package it belongs to.

Isn't this explained in the comments of this file?  The following is the 
contents of this file on my system:

# Check /usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/README.Debian for
# documentation on what to do after having modified this file.

# The following variables describe your keyboard and can have the same
# values as the XkbModel, XkbLayout, XkbVariant and XkbOptions options
# in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.


# If you don't want to use the XKB layout on the console, you can
# specify an alternative keymap.  Make sure it will be accessible
# before /usr is mounted.
# KMAP=/etc/console-setup/defkeymap.kmap.gz

Anton Zinoviev

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