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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3  "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5  %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="ch-system-kbd" role="wrap">
9  <?dbhtml filename="kbd.html"?>
10
11  <title>Kbd-&kbd-version;</title>
12
13  <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd">
14    <primary sortas="a-Kbd">Kbd</primary>
15  </indexterm>
16
17  <sect2 role="package">
18    <title/>
19
20    <para>The Kbd package contains key-table files and keyboard
21    utilities.</para>
22
23  </sect2>
24
25  <sect2 role="installation">
26    <title>Installation of Kbd</title>
27
28    <para os="a">Prepare Kbd for compilation:</para>
29
30<screen os="b"><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr</userinput></screen>
31
32    <para os="c">Compile the package:</para>
33
34<screen os="d"><userinput>make</userinput></screen>
35
36    <para os="e">This package does not come with a test suite.</para>
37
38    <para os="f">Install the package:</para>
39
40<screen os="g"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
41
42    <para os="h">Some of the programs from Kbd are used by scripts
43    in the CLFS-Bootscripts package. As <filename
44    class="directory">/usr</filename> may not be available during the early
45    stages of booting, those binaries need to be on the root partition:</para>
46
47<screen os="i"><userinput>mv -v /usr/bin/{kbd_mode,dumpkeys,loadkeys,openvt,setfont,setvtrgb} /bin</userinput></screen>
48
49  </sect2>
50
51  <sect2 id="contents-kbd" role="content">
52    <title>Contents of Kbd</title>
53
54    <segmentedlist>
55      <segtitle>Installed programs</segtitle>
56      <segtitle>Installed directories</segtitle>
57
58      <seglistitem>
59        <seg>chvt, deallocvt, dumpkeys, fgconsole, getkeycodes, kbdinfo,
60        kbd_mode, kbdrate, loadkeys, loadunimap, mapscrn, openvt, psfaddtable
61        (link to psfxtable), psfgettable (link to psfxtable), psfstriptable
62        (link to psfxtable), psfxtable, resizecons, setfont, setkeycodes,
63        setleds, setmetamode, setvtrgb, showconsolefont, showkey,
64        unicode_start, and unicode_stop</seg>
65        <seg>/usr/share/consolefonts, /usr/share/consoletrans,
66        /usr/share/keymaps, /usr/share/unimaps</seg>
67      </seglistitem>
68    </segmentedlist>
69
70    <variablelist>
71      <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
72      <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
73      <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
74
75      <varlistentry id="chvt">
76        <term><command>chvt</command></term>
77        <listitem>
78          <para>Changes the foreground virtual terminal</para>
79          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd chvt">
80            <primary sortas="b-chvt">chvt</primary>
81          </indexterm>
82        </listitem>
83      </varlistentry>
84
85      <varlistentry id="deallocvt">
86        <term><command>deallocvt</command></term>
87        <listitem>
88          <para>Deallocates unused virtual terminals</para>
89          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd deallocvt">
90            <primary sortas="b-deallocvt">deallocvt</primary>
91          </indexterm>
92        </listitem>
93      </varlistentry>
94
95      <varlistentry id="dumpkeys">
96        <term><command>dumpkeys</command></term>
97        <listitem>
98          <para>Dumps the keyboard translation tables</para>
99          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd dumpkeys">
100            <primary sortas="b-dumpkeys">dumpkeys</primary>
101          </indexterm>
102        </listitem>
103      </varlistentry>
104
105      <varlistentry id="fgconsole">
106        <term><command>fgconsole</command></term>
107        <listitem>
108          <para>Prints the number of the active virtual terminal</para>
109          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd fgconsole">
110            <primary sortas="b-fgconsole">fgconsole</primary>
111          </indexterm>
112        </listitem>
113      </varlistentry>
114
115      <varlistentry id="getkeycodes">
116        <term><command>getkeycodes</command></term>
117        <listitem>
118          <para>Prints the kernel scancode-to-keycode mapping table</para>
119          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd getkeycodes">
120            <primary sortas="b-getkeycodes">getkeycodes</primary>
121          </indexterm>
122        </listitem>
123      </varlistentry>
124
125      <varlistentry id="kbdinfo">
126        <term><command>kbdinfo</command></term>
127        <listitem>
128          <para>Obtains information about the console</para>
129          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd kbdinfo">
130            <primary sortas="b-kbdinfo">kbdinfo</primary>
131          </indexterm>
132        </listitem>
133      </varlistentry>
134
135      <varlistentry id="kbd_mode">
136        <term><command>kbd_mode</command></term>
137        <listitem>
138          <para>Reports or sets the keyboard mode</para>
139          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd kbd_mode">
140            <primary sortas="b-kbd_mode">kbd_mode</primary>
141          </indexterm>
142        </listitem>
143      </varlistentry>
144
145      <varlistentry id="kbdrate">
146        <term><command>kbdrate</command></term>
147        <listitem>
148          <para>Sets the keyboard repeat and delay rates</para>
149          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd kbdrate">
150            <primary sortas="b-kbdrate">kbdrate</primary>
151          </indexterm>
152        </listitem>
153      </varlistentry>
154
155      <varlistentry id="loadkeys">
156        <term><command>loadkeys</command></term>
157        <listitem>
158          <para>Loads the keyboard translation tables</para>
159          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd loadkeys">
160            <primary sortas="b-loadkeys">loadkeys</primary>
161          </indexterm>
162        </listitem>
163      </varlistentry>
164
165      <varlistentry id="loadunimap">
166        <term><command>loadunimap</command></term>
167        <listitem>
168          <para>Loads the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table</para>
169          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd loadunimap">
170            <primary sortas="b-loadunimap">loadunimap</primary>
171          </indexterm>
172        </listitem>
173      </varlistentry>
174
175      <varlistentry id="mapscrn">
176        <term><command>mapscrn</command></term>
177        <listitem>
178          <para>An obsolete program that used to load a user-defined output
179          character mapping table into the console driver; this is now done
180          by <command>setfont</command></para>
181          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd mapscrn">
182            <primary sortas="b-mapscrn">mapscrn</primary>
183          </indexterm>
184        </listitem>
185      </varlistentry>
186
187      <varlistentry id="openvt">
188        <term><command>openvt</command></term>
189        <listitem>
190          <para>Starts a program on a new virtual terminal (VT)</para>
191          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd openvt">
192            <primary sortas="b-openvt">openvt</primary>
193          </indexterm>
194        </listitem>
195      </varlistentry>
196
197      <varlistentry id="psfaddtable">
198        <term><command>psfaddtable</command></term>
199        <listitem>
200          <para>A link to <command>psfxtable</command></para>
201          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd psfaddtable">
202            <primary sortas="b-psfaddtable">psfaddtable</primary>
203          </indexterm>
204        </listitem>
205      </varlistentry>
206
207      <varlistentry id="psfgettable">
208        <term><command>psfgettable</command></term>
209        <listitem>
210          <para>A link to <command>psfxtable</command></para>
211          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd psfgettable">
212            <primary sortas="b-psfgettable">psfgettable</primary>
213          </indexterm>
214        </listitem>
215      </varlistentry>
216
217      <varlistentry id="psfstriptable">
218        <term><command>psfstriptable</command></term>
219        <listitem>
220          <para>A link to <command>psfxtable</command></para>
221          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd psfstriptable">
222            <primary sortas="b-psfstriptable">psfstriptable</primary>
223          </indexterm>
224        </listitem>
225      </varlistentry>
226
227      <varlistentry id="psfxtable">
228        <term><command>psfxtable</command></term>
229        <listitem>
230          <para>Handle Unicode character tables for console fonts</para>
231          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd psfxtable">
232            <primary sortas="b-psfxtable">psfxtable</primary>
233          </indexterm>
234        </listitem>
235      </varlistentry>
236
237      <varlistentry id="resizecons">
238        <term><command>resizecons</command></term>
239        <listitem>
240          <para>Changes the kernel idea of the console size</para>
241          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd resizecons">
242            <primary sortas="b-resizecons">resizecons</primary>
243          </indexterm>
244        </listitem>
245      </varlistentry>
246
247      <varlistentry id="setfont">
248        <term><command>setfont</command></term>
249        <listitem>
250          <para>Changes the Enhanced Graphic Adapter (EGA) and Video Graphics
251          Array (VGA) fonts on the console</para>
252          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd setfont">
253            <primary sortas="b-setfont">setfont</primary>
254          </indexterm>
255        </listitem>
256      </varlistentry>
257
258      <varlistentry id="setkeycodes">
259        <term><command>setkeycodes</command></term>
260        <listitem>
261          <para>Loads kernel scancode-to-keycode mapping table entries; this is
262          useful if there are unusual keys on the keyboard</para>
263          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd setkeycodes">
264            <primary sortas="b-setkeycodes">setkeycodes</primary>
265          </indexterm>
266        </listitem>
267      </varlistentry>
268
269      <varlistentry id="setleds">
270        <term><command>setleds</command></term>
271        <listitem>
272          <para>Sets the keyboard flags and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)</para>
273          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd setleds">
274            <primary sortas="b-setleds">setleds</primary>
275          </indexterm>
276        </listitem>
277      </varlistentry>
278
279      <varlistentry id="setmetamode">
280        <term><command>setmetamode</command></term>
281        <listitem>
282          <para>Defines the keyboard meta-key handling</para>
283          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd setmetamode">
284            <primary sortas="b-setmetamode">setmetamode</primary>
285          </indexterm>
286        </listitem>
287      </varlistentry>
288
289      <varlistentry id="setvtrgb">
290        <term><command>setvtrgb</command></term>
291        <listitem>
292          <para>Sets the virtal terminal RGB colors</para>
293          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd setvtrgb">
294            <primary sortas="b-setvtrgb">setvtrgb</primary>
295          </indexterm>
296        </listitem>
297      </varlistentry>
298
299      <varlistentry id="showconsolefont">
300        <term><command>showconsolefont</command></term>
301        <listitem>
302          <para>Shows the current EGA/VGA console screen font</para>
303          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd showconsolefont">
304            <primary sortas="b-showconsolefont">showconsolefont</primary>
305          </indexterm>
306        </listitem>
307      </varlistentry>
308
309      <varlistentry id="showkey">
310        <term><command>showkey</command></term>
311        <listitem>
312          <para>Reports the scancodes, keycodes, and ASCII codes of the keys
313          pressed on the keyboard</para>
314          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd showkey">
315            <primary sortas="b-showkey">showkey</primary>
316          </indexterm>
317        </listitem>
318      </varlistentry>
319
320      <varlistentry id="unicode_start">
321        <term><command>unicode_start</command></term>
322        <listitem>
323          <para>Puts the keyboard and console in UNICODE mode. Never use it on
324          CLFS, because applications are not configured to support UNICODE.</para>
325          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd unicode_start">
326            <primary sortas="b-unicode_start">unicode_start</primary>
327          </indexterm>
328        </listitem>
329      </varlistentry>
330
331      <varlistentry id="unicode_stop">
332        <term><command>unicode_stop</command></term>
333        <listitem>
334          <para>Reverts keyboard and console from UNICODE mode</para>
335          <indexterm zone="ch-system-kbd unicode_stop">
336            <primary sortas="b-unicode_stop">unicode_stop</primary>
337          </indexterm>
338        </listitem>
339      </varlistentry>
340
341    </variablelist>
342
343  </sect2>
344
345</sect1>
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