What is console-setup?

jerry jerryturba at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 15 00:00:31 UTC 2009

sktsee wrote:
> 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.
Thanks everyone for the good info

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