What is console-setup?
sktsee at tulsaconnect.com
Wed Jan 14 18:40:31 UTC 2009
On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:49:12 -0800, jerry wrote:
> I just got an update notification today and it installed console-setup.
> Here is part of apt-cache show console-setup; Description: Set up the
> font and the keyboard on the console
> The package provides the Linux console with the same versatile keyboard
> configuration that the X Window System uses. As a result there is no
> need to duplicate or change the keyboard files just to make simple
> customisations such as the use of dead keys, the key functioning as
> AltGr or Compose key, the key(s) to switch between Latin and non-Latin
> mode, etc.
> The package also contains console fonts supporting many of the world's
> languages. It provides an unified set of font faces - the classic VGA,
> the simplistic Fixed, and the cleaned Terminus, TerminusBold and
> It sounds like something I would like to try but I cannot find out how
> to run it. I tried in a terminal and it says command not found. I did
> find directories named /etc/console-setup and /usr/share/console-setup,
> but no executable.
> Any info appreciated.
Console-setup is managed by debconf. Enter "sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-
setup" in a terminal to make changes.
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