Re: Trying to understand keymaps in virtual console.
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On Sat, Oct 07, 2017 at 10:49:41PM -0000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Trying to examine why i cant insert acute accent diacritic over greek vowels i come upon the console-common package.
> Trying to install it i get prompted:
> -Select keymap from arch-list
> // select one of the predefined keymaps specific for your architecture.
> // (recommended for non usb keyboards)
> -Dont touch keymap
> // Dont overwrite the keymap in /etc/console
> // which is maintained manually with install keymap
> -Keep kernel keymap
> // prevent from any keymap being loaded the next time system boots
> -Select keymap from full list
> // list all predefined keymaps. Recommended when using
> // cross architecture (often USB) keyboards
> So i wonder.. will that keymap mess with my X server or not?
As far as I understand, this package is specifically focused on the
boot time keymap and has nothing to do with X.
> How come that package was not installed ? Was my virtual console
> working with another keymap and if so then do i need console data?
Let me quote the package description:
Description: basic infrastructure for text console configuration
This package contains the install-keymap(8) utility, which is the
recommended tool to specify a boot-time keymap to the system, as
well as tools for internal use of keymap-providing packages.
So if you are happy with your default boot-time keymap, you don't need
If you just want to have a consistent setup between X and the text mode
Linux console, the package console-setup is your friend.
- -- tomás
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