cvs commit: LFS/bootscripts/lfs/sysconfig console

Nathan Coulson conathan at conet.dyndns.org
Tue May 4 13:24:50 PDT 2004


> Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
>> nathan at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
>>
>>>   +KEYMAP="defkeymap"
>>>   +KEYMAP_CORRECTIONS="euro"
>>>   +FONT="default8x16"
>>
>> Wouldn't it be better to comment out tham all? And have many variants
>> corresponding to different countries, e.g.:
>> # Begin /etc/sysconfig/console
>> # Uncomment the section corresponding to your country
>>
>> # Just sane defaults
>> #
>> # KEYMAP="-d"
>> ## KEYMAP_CORRECTIONS are not needed
>> # FONT="default8x16"
>>
>> # Russia, one of many variants actually used
>> #
>> # KEYMAP="ru"
>> # KEYMAP_CORRECTIONS="/etc/kbd/bs-sends-del"
>
> Well, I propose to change that to "ru-ms" since it better matches the
> actual layout of keyboards sold now (my keyboard is old) and works with
> Emacs better. This still needs the "bs-sends-del" fix. Unlike other
> Russian keymaps, this one allows the fix to be combined with it in the
> same loadkeys line:
>
> # KEYMAP="ru-ms /etc/kbd/bs-sends-del"
> ## KEYMAP_CORRECTIONS are not needed
>
> However, to illustrate the KEYMAP_CORRECTIONS line, I propose to write
> it in such a way:
>
> # KEYMAP="ru-ms"
> # KEYMAP_CORRECTIONS="/etc/kbd/bs-sends-del"
>
>> # FONT="cp866-8x16 -m koi2alt"
>>
>> # Spain (information from
>> # http://www.linuxforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14590),
>> # please verify
>> #
>> # KEYMAP="es"
>> # KEYMAP_CORRECTIONS="euro"
>
> In fact, because es and euro are both official keymaps, it is better to
> write in such way:
>
> #KEYMAP="es euro"
> ## KEYMAP_CORRECTIONS are not needed
>
>> # FONT="lat9-16 -u iso01"
>
> Well, the keymap recommendation is directly from the Spanish translation
> of the book, and FONT is verified. If you press Alt+E, you do get the
> Euro sign. So it looks like these settings are correct.
>
>>
>> # End /etc/sysconfig/console
>
> Also I found that the "-n" flag for echo commands in the console script
> leads to messages that sometimes don't fit in the standard 80x25
> non-framebuffer console. Please remove. Maybe we also want to add
> 2>/dev/null to the loadkeys commands. Yes I know that these changes are
> purely cosmetic.
>
> --
> Alexander E. Patrakov
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> --

I'll check out the request in 2 days.



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