Keycodes and Console

Sascha Wildner saw at
Sat Sep 11 11:10:53 PDT 2004

Michael Neumann wrote:

makeoptions ATKBD_DFLT_KEYMAP="german.cp850"

This is not neccessary as the same can be achived with "kbdmap" or
"kbdcontrol" at run-time.
No, there is a fine difference: The possible maximum size of a keymap in 
the kernel is the size of the ATKBD_DFLT_KEYMAP (the keymap is converted 
into a header file during kernel compilation). If no keymap is specified 
the 108 key us.iso.kbd is taken. So in order to get more than 108 keys 
(which seemed to be your problem first) you have to extend a keymap and 
compile that into the kernel.

I now solved the problem. It was scancode 90 and not 109 (as in X11).
Glad to hear.


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