[Bug 263509] FreeBSD Handbook: improve the context for kbdmap(1) ; and use the phrase "keyboard layout"

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Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2022 09:41:15 UTC

Graham Perrin <grahamperrin@gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
            Summary|FreeBSD Handbook: make      |FreeBSD Handbook: improve
                   |clear that kbdmap(1) can    |the context for kbdmap(1) ;
                   |set (not just test); and    |and use the phrase
                   |use the phrase "keyboard    |"keyboard layout"
                   |layout"                     |

--- Comment #1 from Graham Perrin <grahamperrin@gmail.com> ---
… hmm, things are slightly clearer after testing. 

kbdmap(1) does set, however the setting is not persistent. It's lost at reboot. 

On my everyday computer (configured years ago) I have: 

% sysrc keymap
keymap: /usr/share/syscons/keymaps/uk.iso.kbd

None of the four United Kingdom options in kbdmap produces that map, so (I
guess) kbdmap is not wholly useful for testing keymaps without rebooting.

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