Setting up console-setup to be permanent? - finally SOLVED

Tom H tomh0665 at
Fri Aug 31 16:09:46 UTC 2012

On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Csányi Pál <csanyipal at> wrote:
> What I did follows.
> I red
> /usr/share/doc/console-setup/README.gz
> ==============
> ==============
> I did a copy of the /etc/init.d/console-setup file from my previous
> Debian system (I can reach them mounting it's partition) in to
> /etc/init.d/console-setup.console-setup.init
> because I have yet a console-setup file there on my Ubuntu system.
> I created a symlink:
> /etc/rcS.d/@S06console-setup
> that link the file:
> -> /etc/init.d/console-setup.console-setup.init
> After I reboot I finally get the console as I did setup it before
> reboot.

1) Do you have "keyboard-configuration" installed? (It runs "setupcon
--save" through "/etc/init.d/console-setup".)

2) "console-setup.console-setup.init" looks like the name of a file in
the console-setup tar.gz file from which "dpkg-buildpackage" (or
whatever app Ubuntu's build servers uses) creates an init script. What
was needed after making the "/etc/default/console-setup" change(s) was
to run "setupcon --save" because "/etc/init/console-setup.conf" runs
"/etc/console-setup/cached.kmap.gz" which is created by "setupcon

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