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|The keyboard settings are stored in '''/etc/default/keyboard'''. This file provided by '''keyboard-configuration''' package and other packages use the information in order to configure the keyboard on the console or in X Window.||The keyboard settings are stored in '''/etc/default/keyboard'''. This file provided by '''keyboard-configuration''' package and other packages use this information in order to configure the keyboard on the console or in X Window.|
The keyboard settings are stored in /etc/default/keyboard. This file provided by keyboard-configuration package and other packages use this information in order to configure the keyboard on the console or in X Window.
You can change your keyboard settinggs by:
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
As usual it will prompt you for the model of keyboard (what the keyboard *is*), and then for the keyboard layout (what the keys should *do*). Use this tool to change your keyboard map e.g from qwerty to qwertz, or to dworak, or for non-English layouts.
Keyboard layout (keymap), see debian-reference.
"dpkg-reconfigure --priority=low xserver-xorg" suggested by the above linked page does not work in Squeeze. You may try to add something like "setxkbmap us,ru -option grp:ctrl_shift_toggle" into ~/.xsessionrc instead.
Set Keyboard Layout in initramfs
The file /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf must be changed to have the localized keyboard layout at boot time:
# # KEYMAP: [ y | n ] # # Load a keymap during the initramfs stage. # KEYMAP=y
# update-initramfs -u
Enable USB Keyboard in initramfs
The initramfs-tools must include the usbhid module and its dependencies for USB keyboard support at boot time. Either the configuration file /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/driver-policy must include most modules, or they will have to be specified in another file:
# # MODULES: [ most | netboot | dep | list ] # # most - Add most filesystem and all harddrive drivers. # # dep - Try and guess which modules to load. # # netboot - Add the base modules, network modules, but skip block devices. # # list - Only include modules from the 'additional modules' list # MODULES=most
If the configuration above was not set to include most modules then the necessary modules have to be specified in the file /etc/initramfs-tools/modules:
# USB keyboard at boot usbcore uhci_hcd ehci_hcd usbhid
# update-initramfs -u