Dvorak keymap in single user mode
nullentropy at lineone.net
Thu Jan 1 21:25:33 PST 2004
Reply to myself again, just to make sure this thread can be of use to
anyone searching archives at any point in the future.
Stéphane Witzmann suggested that the kernel configuration be altered to
specify a default keyboard.
So, after checking NOTES and the name of the keyboard map I want
(us.dvorak), I changed my custom kernel configuration file (BOBKERN) so
that it now contains a section exactly like this:
# atkbdc0 controls both the keyboard and the PS/2 mouse
device atkbdc # AT keyboard controller
device atkbd # AT keyboard
makeoptions ATKBD_DFLT_KEYMAP=us.dvorak # use Dvorak key layout
Once this was built and installed (see the handbook for advice on custom
kernel building), I booted into single user mode and, hallelujah, it is
now in Dvorak layout by default.
Thanks to Stéphane.
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