bsdinstall kbdmap

Tom Evans at
Thu Jan 5 16:47:55 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 12:58 AM, Edwin L. Culp W. <edwinlculp at> wrote:
> I really appreciate your help but I am having a hard time
> understanding because this has been working perfectly on FreeBSD 9.0
> since new. ( 4 months ago )
> Just incase it is important.
> # uname -a
>  FreeBSD 9.0-STABLE FreeBSD 9.0-STABLE #44: Wed
> Jan  4 05:03:08 CST 2012
> root at  amd64
> My rc.conf has
> keymap="spanish.iso.acc.kbd"

Are you sure this is right? My rc.conf has:


ie, no '.kbd' file ending, which is implied.

> I have no /etc/X11 configuration file and haven't ever needed one.
> The mouse has never had a problem until I reset the server this
> morning.

Mouse? I thought you were talking about keyboard!

To get the correct keymap in X from hal, you need to add a policy
file, exactly as described in the handbook. Possibly you didn't have
hal enabled in earlier X builds, but if you want it to work with hal,
you need the policy file.



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