Bug#617580: console-setup: Poor documentation for configuring the keyboard
On Wed Mar 9 22:41:39 2011, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> 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.
Thanks. I hoped you would understand.
> > - 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.
That is how it looks on my system as well. So I learned that:
- the file belongs to keyboard-configuration
- setupcon(1) reads it (perhaps indirectly)
I guess that is where I lost track for a few hours, because setupcon
is in another package, and its man page was a bit of a dead end
apart from the reference to the README.
(BTW, my immediate problem was to get my own keymap in X11. I
solved it by bringing in my old Lenny xorg.conf and disabling the
three xorg.conf settings which cause the keyboard settings there
to be ignored.
I may later try to enter it in /etc/default/keyboard too, but I
use the console only in emergencies, and then a standard US
keyboard mapping is completely acceptable to me.)
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