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Package kbd

Tools for configuring the console (keyboard, virtual terminals, etc.)


The kbd package contains tools for managing a Linux
system's console's behavior, including the keyboard, the screen
fonts, the virtual terminals and font files.

Version: 2.6.4

General Commands

chvt change foreground virtual terminal
deallocvt deallocate unused virtual consoles
dumpkeys dump keyboard translation tables
fgconsole print the number of the active VT.
kbd_mode report or set the keyboard mode
kbdinfo read information about keyboard state
loadkeys load keyboard translation tables
openvt start a program on a new virtual terminal (VT).
psfaddtable add a Unicode character table to a console font
psfgettable extract the embedded Unicode character table from a console font
psfstriptable remove the embedded Unicode character table from a console font
psfxtable handle Unicode character tables for console fonts
setleds set the keyboard leds
setmetamode define the keyboard meta key handling
showkey examine the codes sent by the keyboard
unicode_start put keyboard and console in unicode mode
unicode_stop revert keyboard and console from unicode mode
vlock Virtual Console lock program

File Formats

keymaps keyboard table descriptions for loadkeys and dumpkeys

System Administration

getkeycodes print kernel scancode-to-keycode mapping table
kbdrate reset the keyboard repeat rate and delay time
loadunimap load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
mapscrn load screen output mapping table
resizecons change kernel idea of the console size
setfont load EGA/VGA console screen font
setkeycodes load kernel scancode-to-keycode mapping table entries
setvtrgb set the virtual terminal RGB colors
showconsolefont Show the current EGA/VGA console screen font