[Clfs-support] Keyboard If You Are Going to Boot

John john at hf-teknik.nu
Thu Sep 3 02:58:12 PDT 2009

Many thanks Mark.

I will report again when I get that far.

This keyboard busines is something that has bugged me for a long time. It
was only when I read clfs that I saw the possibility of building the keymap
into the kernel.

If it works in clfs then it works for bootdisks, bootable CD-ROM, bootable
CF and anything else bootable.

Wish I had known about this a long time ago.
I learn a lot from clfs. Its a great book.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Pokorny" <iridium193 at gmail.com>
To: <clfs-support at lists.cross-lfs.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 3:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Clfs-support] Keyboard If You Are Going to Boot

> > Mark
> >
> > Would you be as good as to tell me how you did it.
> > So that I do not have to much digging to do.
> > ( Although I am British I live in Sweden looking at
> > Swedish layout )
> > I can think of several alternatives.
> >
> > John
> Sure thing:
> After running the 'make…menuconfig' command during §7.10.1 and before
> running 'make…', you should run the following command:
> loadkeys -m /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/uk.map.gz >
> drivers/char/defkeymap.c
> for a UK layout, or:
> loadkeys -m /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/se-lat6.map.gz >
> drivers/char/defkeymap.c
> to load up one of the Swedish keyboard layouts into the kernel source
> for you. You should take a look at the
> /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/ directory yourself to verify which
> layout it is you want/need. Once you're happy with the above, you can
> proceed with the rest of the book as normal.
> Fingers crossed!
> Mark.
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