What is console-setup?

sktsee 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
>  TerminusBoldVGA.
> 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.
> Jerry

Console-setup is managed by debconf. Enter "sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-
setup" in a terminal to make changes.


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