SUMMARY: Non-X keyboard mapping

From: John Horne <>
Date: Wed Mar 29 2006 - 16:42:47 EST
Thanks go to Robert A. Fisher for his reply - the only one. Basically I
wanted the non-X equivalent of the xev/xmodmap commands. As he suggested
loadkeys/dumpkeys will do the trick. I have created a short script which
sets the keys correctly on our KVM. Can't get the UK pound sign to be
set though! :-)



On Fri, 2006-03-17 at 14:44 +0000, John Horne wrote:
> Hello,
> We have a SunFire 280 and a V440, both running Solaris 9, connected to a
> KVM switch. The model is RKP117-801e, not sure who made it but it is
> about 2 years old now. I gather the later ones are actually
> Sun-compatible. Until earlier this week I never bothered to sort out a
> keyboard mapping for it so that it will work according to the keys on
> the keyboard - e.g. the double-quote was displayed as an @ sign and
> vice-versa, etc.
> I have now sorted out the mapping whilst logged in using CDE and running
> the xev/xmodmap commands. However, once I go to the command-line (from
> the login screen) or boot in to single-user mode. The current mappings
> don't work - they expect X to be running.
> Does anyone know how I can configure keyboard mappings to work from
> single-user mode/the command-line?
> Thanks,
> John.
John Horne, University of Plymouth, UK  Tel: +44 (0)1752 233914
E-mail:       Fax: +44 (0)1752 233839
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