SETUPCONSection: Console-setup User's Manual (1)
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NAMEsetupcon - sets up the font and the keyboard on the console
SYNOPSISsetupcon [OPTION]... [VARIANT]
DESCRIPTIONsetupcon is a program for fast and easy setup of the font and the keyboard on the console. Most of the time you invoke setupcon without arguments. The keyboard configuration is specified in ~/.keyboard or /etc/default/keyboard. The font configuration is specified in ~/.console-setup or /etc/default/console-setup. Consult keyboard(5) and console-setup(5) for instructions how to configure these two files.
If you have to switch often between different encodings, keyboards or languages, you can prepare several alternative configuration files for setupcon. Suppose that most of the time you will use Greek language with Greek keyboard layout, but sometimes you need to type in German with German keyboard layout. In this situation you should customize the main configuration files (keyboard and console-setup) for Greek. Create also alternative configuration files for German named keyboard.german and console-setup.german. Then in order to configure the console for Greek you will simply run the command with no arguments: setupcon and in order to configure the console for German you will use setupcon german.
- -v, --verbose
Be more verbose. Use this option if something goes wrong or while
experimenting with the configuration files.
- -k, --keyboard-only
Setup the keyboard only, do not setup the font.
- -f, --font-only
Setup the font only, do not setup the keyboard.
Do not check whether we are on the console. Notice that you can be
forced to hard-reboot your computer if you run
with this option and the screen is controlled by a X server.
This option can be useful if you want to use
early in the boot process while
is not yet mounted and the required data are not available. This
option will make
copy the required files in
in order to make them available before
is mounted. If you use
early in the boot process, then you should run it with this option
after every change of the console configuration.
The same as
but does not setup the keyboard and the font. This option can be
useful if you want to save the required files while the screen is
controlled by a X server.
- -h, --help
Display usage information.
Specifies which configuration file to use. By default the
configuration files of
console-setup and keyboard
but if you use e.g.
then the configuration files will be
console-setup.chukchi and keyboard.chukchi.
In this way you can have easy access to several different
configurations - for example one for the Chukchi language and another
for the default configuration.
SEE ALSOkeyboard(5), console-setup(5)
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