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Old 02-14-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Arrow LFS 7.0 keymap problem


I have completed my first build of Linux From Scratch, version 7.0. When I boot into it and try to type, I experience a multitude of problems. Pressing the colon key results in the Spanish character being typed, while holding shift and pressing the colon key results in the capital character. Also, pressing the foward slash and question mark key (the one to the right of the period key) types a hyphen. The other foward slash key (to the right of the num lock key) types the expected forward slash. I suspect that something went wrong when I set up the keymap. What is the best way to correct this?

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First look up a spanish keyboard so you have a key reference for typing commands to resolve the issue. You'll want to edit the console file in /etc/sysconfig.

vim /etc/sysconfig/console
or use whatever editor you like (emacs, nano, peco, etc.). If you don't know the US/English settings then I found a LQ post you can reference. Reboot and you should be good.

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Thanks! I checked out the /etc/sysconfig/console file, and discovered that the vale of KEYMAP was set to "es" not "us". Thank you so much for your help!



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