9.0 bata2 & keymap

Fbsd8 fbsd8 at a1poweruser.com
Sat Sep 17 21:41:57 UTC 2011

Chris Rees wrote:
> On 17 Sep 2011 17:25, "Fbsd8" <fbsd8 at a1poweruser.com> wrote:
>> Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
>>>>>> On 09/15/11 14:57, Fbsd8 wrote:
>>>>>> Out of the 9 USA maps only "us.iso.acc.kbd" worked somewhat.
>>>>>> The keyboard 9 key block above the arrow keys don't function.
>>>>>> Issuing the "man cmd_name" command doe's display the man page,
>>>>>> but the {Page up, Page down keys } don't work.
>>>>>> Also when using the "ee" edit command the {delete, Page up, Page down
>>>>>> keys } don't work. This does not happen in any of the previous
> releases.
>>>>>> Further more, localization of the keyboard should not be forced on the
>>>>>> user during the install process. This BSDinstall option should be
>>>>>> disabled or removed.
>>>>> You can press "Cancel" there, which will cancel keymap selection and
> keep the default. The utility being invoked is just kbdmap(1), and any
> changes to it need to go there.
>>>>> -Nathan
>>>> .. maybe name that button "skip" then?
>>> The button is provided by kbdmap, as is the entire screen. We could add
>> an "installer" mode to kbdmap that names it skip instead of cancel, of
>> course. I'm traveling for another 2 weeks and won't have time to do >that,
> however.
>>> -Nathan
>> Nathan
>> Its good to be talking directly with the bsdinstall author.
>> Changing the cancel button in the kbdmap command to skip, does not address
> the problem, which is the lack of knowledge of the standard bsdinstall user.
> I've been using Freebsd since 4.0 and never used the kbdmap command or for
> that matter even knew it existed.
> Wait, are you suggesting that everyone on Earth can "make do" with the
> "standard" keyboard layout until they learn rc.conf syntax?
> I would strongly object if localisation of the keyboard were not "forced on"
> the user; we don't all use pc105-us, and the ability to use the keyboard
> properly early on is kinda helpful.
> Chris
You would help yourself a great deal if you read the complete post 
before jumping in. The rest of the post (ie: the part you neglected to 
include in your post) clearly describes what I am suggesting.

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