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Re: how to setup default.kmap.gz

On Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 09:48:19AM -0600, James Sasitorn wrote:
> Well you can configure it running /usr/sbin/kbdconfig, it usually saves a
> copy to /etc/kbd/ 
> the keymaps are localed in /usr/share/keymaps/
> james
> On Thu, 16 Mar 2000, Jaume Teixi wrote:
> > where's placed on Debian 2.2 ?
> > thanks!

Didn't know about that one.  Just discovered another trick:

    man asdf
    man aoeu

...switch between QWERTY and Dvorak keyboard layouts, in both console
and X Windows.

While this is a neat hack, it's a bit annoying to have a command which
is simply a common random sequence of keypresses -- I discovered the
commands when testing my keyboard configuration having just run
kbdconfig and switching to a console window.  Wanting to type something,
I did "asdf"...and got a message that I was loading the Dvorak keymap.
As root, natch.  Granted it's nice to have a set of commands which uses
the same keystroke pattern to munge and de-munge a keyboard, but this is
happening a little too silently for my preferences.

Moreover, the standard keymap which is substituted back in is different
from the one specified in my console-tools configuration (I switch
control and caps-lock).  Poor design -- the tools should be integrated.

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