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How to change keymap on native console?

asked 2012-11-24 11:37:01 -0600

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updated 2014-10-01 11:57:56 -0600

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When I'm switching to native console with Ctrl+Alt+Fn I have wrong keyboard maping. In KDE, web browser, konsole etc. everything is OK.

So, how to change keymap on native console? How to figure out which keymap is currently loaded? Maybe it is font issue?

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answered 2013-03-21 13:20:39 -0600

To see the currently configured keymap:

$ localectl status

To list available keymaps:

$ localectl list-keymaps

To set the default console keymap:

$ localectl set-keymap [keymap]

see man localectl for further information.

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works immediately, and also updates /etc/vconsole.conf

cben gravatar imagecben ( 2017-06-02 01:30:50 -0600 )edit
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answered 2013-03-15 02:24:15 -0600

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The keymap is controlled by systemd. You can configure it in the /etc/vconsole.conf file.

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Seems to be the right way to go, unfortunately there seems to be a bug that prevents your solution from working (bug 994180). It's quite annoying when you have to type your password with another keymap...

remjg gravatar imageremjg ( 2013-10-28 10:28:33 -0600 )edit

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