I just reconfigured my keyboard following the instructions given in the Debian portal for keyboard information
. That led me to read the information on how to configure multimedia keys
as well using the showkey command (yes, they might no be of much use in a server that is not running X, but I wanted to have a learning experience).
That being said, I gave it a couple of tries and ended up happy with it.
I noticed the following line after hitting a multimedia key, though:
kb mode was UNICODE
[ if you are trying this under X, it might not work since the X server is also reading /dev/console ]
My (kind of lame) question is: what does the X server have to do with my keyboard? I understand that the X server must read the /dev/console file (BTW, that file represents the current display, right?) but I am having a hard time to understand how the keyboard and /dev/console are related.