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man page for /etc/vconsole.conf

Postby JoeRiel » 2018-11-18 18:37

Does Debian have a man page for /etc/vconsole.conf? I couldn't locate it.
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Re: man page for /etc/vconsole.conf

Postby fred44nl » 2018-11-18 18:54

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Re: man page for /etc/vconsole.conf

Postby JoeRiel » 2018-11-18 19:01

Yes, thanks. Am wondering why this man page isn't part of debian.
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Re: man page for /etc/vconsole.conf

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-19 06:03

My Debian buster system has no /etc/vconsole.conf
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empty@buster:~ $ man 5 vconsole
No manual entry for vconsole in section 5
16|empty@buster:~ $ man vconsole
No manual entry for vconsole
16|empty@buster:~ $ apropos vconsole
vconsole: nothing appropriate.
16|empty@buster:~ $
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Re: man page for /etc/vconsole.conf

Postby JoeRiel » 2018-11-19 15:44

My limited understanding is that one has to create this file, either directly or possibly with localectl.
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Re: man page for /etc/vconsole.conf

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-19 19:17

JoeRiel wrote:one has to create this file, either directly or possibly with localectl.

Yes indeed, `localectl set-keymap blah` creates the file, thanks!

Weird that there's no local man page though, localectl(1) even mentions it at the end :?

EDIT: the Chinese man pages have it:

https://packages.debian.org/search?sear ... e&arch=any

This may require a bug report...
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