Talk:Linux console/Keyboard configuration
I didn't edit the wiki, but I found that rebooting was necessary after using the localectl-command to set-keymap dvorak. Ive been in need of this solution for a _long_ time and was disappointed until rebooting. —This unsigned comment is by Addeps3 (talk) 11:42, 18 March 2017. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!
- That's the obvious difference between a persistent and temporary configuration as the section titles indicate. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 12:39, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
- Can you add any context?
KEYMAP_TOGGLEisn't mentioned in the article. -- Alad (talk) 14:39, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
- Yes, in my old system, I saw the following.
- Yes, systemd's
vconsole.conffile supports a
KEYMAP_TOGGLEvariable, but it's completely undocumented and I guess nobody really knows what is the expected result. If you look at the source code, the
KEYMAP_TOGGLEvalue is simply added to the argument list passed to loadkeys, but its documentation is just as lacking. There even isn't any definition of which combination of keys should be used for switching the layouts. Some keymaps seem to have a secondary layout built in (e.g.
Pausekey for switching). This actually works, but loadkeys is used to load a single keymap. If somebody could explain this to me, that would be great. Until then, I think the best recommendation is to not use
KEYMAP_TOGGLEat all, not only for colemak. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 17:14, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
- Yes, systemd's
- So, is that combination of variables working in your "old" system? Maybe that's using an "old" init system that was actually supporting it somehow. Anyway I'm another Colemak typer, and in an up-to-date Arch system using
KEYMAP=colemakis enough, there's no need to set
KEYMAP_TOGGLE— Kynikos (talk) 07:38, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
does not list the keymap file in /usr/local/share/kbd/keymaps. Should one make a copy under /usr/share/ instead. Both are system and not user folder.