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kbd

The kbd package contains keytable files and keyboard utilities compatible with kernel version 1.1.54 and later. Setfont requires 1.1.92 or later.

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  •  15 May 2011 08:09

    Release Notes: The new utilities kbdinfo and setvtrgb were added. loadkeys was redesigned. The dvorak-ru keymap was added. LatGrkCyr fonts were added.

    •  11 Apr 2010 06:26

      Release Notes: The build system now uses automake to build translations. Installation of colemak was fixed. The programs can switch to Unicode mode, if necessary, by using either /dev/vcs[a] or /dev/vcs[a]0. The "mobii" specific keymap was added. The georgian font was added.

      •  24 Dec 2008 21:58

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  30 Jan 2004 18:04

        Release Notes: getkeycodes and showkey have been updated for Linux 2.6. There are minor changes to is-latin1.map and a new is-latin1-us.map keymap. There are new translations (el.po and pl.po).

        •  31 Oct 2002 04:57

        Release Notes: A few bugfixes were made.

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        17 Sep 2003 07:30 immilev

        kbd or console like tools for Windows?
        Not closely related to this project, so please be forgiving of this post. I've been searching to no avail for tools like kbd or con-tools for Win2K. Would you guys know if any such exist? I have been happy with my LFS at home, but I am trying to make my life easier using Win2K (dugh) at work. Any pointers would be appreciated. Thanks!

        11 Jul 2003 19:15 whyrph

        Problems with kbd (and possibly with the kernel in general)
        I'm hoping the kbd developer is paying attention here, because I haven't found a good way to get to him/her/them. Here's my problem:

        I want to set up my virtual consoles in a grid pattern, rather than in a row. A very easy way to do this would be to just have a key set to Incr_Console 6 times (that would make an effective grid 6 columns wide). I've been trying to do this with loadkeys,but it won't let me set it. If I put "keycode 72 = Incr_Console Incr_Console" etc, it only does one Incr_Console, and only shows up as one on dumpkeys. If this could be fixed, I would greatly appreciate it.

        Also . .while you can have a plain keycode run multiple actions, it seems that a keycode with a modifier can't. I'm guessing there's a kernel-side reason for this, and if so, is there a workaround?

        27 Mar 2002 08:06 ydirson

        Re: Replacement for kbd

        > Well, this is no loger true. kbd is by
        > far more uptodate than
        > console-tools.

        Not completely true. A number of console-tools feature are still not supported by kbd (eg. sfm fallbacks). I have not sync'd console-tools with kbd features for a long long time, so kbd has got new features of its own. Neither is a subset of the other any more at this time.

        > I couldn't even contact
        > console-tools maintainer
        > to send him some data for macedonian
        > users.

        Sorry, there are a whole lot of submissions in my mailboxes. I forward to the Debian BTS (bugs.debian.org/consol...) when I find old ones, and some day there may be a new console-data release.

        20 Feb 2002 21:15 damjan Thumbs up

        Re: Replacement for kbd

        > You may wish to check out The Linux
        > Console Tools and the Linux Console Data
        > as a replacement for kbd, for better
        > support of the available console-driver
        > features.
        >

        Well, this is no loger true. kbd is by far more uptodate than
        console-tools. I couldn't even contact console-tools maintainer
        to send him some data for macedonian users.

        09 Apr 2001 02:46 balu

        Re: Replacement for kbd

        > You may wish to check out The Linux
        > Console Tools and the Linux Console Data
        > as a replacement for kbd, for better
        > support of the available console-driver
        > features.

        Both console-tools and kbd have their advantages and disadvantages... C-tools is a split off of kbd and kbd is actually been more worked on. And kbd installs without any flaws on modern systems - C-tools made me some problems though...

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