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Re: Howto switch the keyboard layout?

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Howto switch the keyboard layout?
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 01:02:02 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14


Arne Babenhauserheide, le Thu 15 May 2008 21:18:37 +0200, a écrit :
> I just spent half an hour searching for a way to use a german keymap, but not 
> being used to debian, I just didn't manage to switch it, yet.  
> dpkg-reconfigure console-data
> let me select the german keymap, but it didn't work (the console still acted 
> as if the enlish keymap was installed). 
> I used it in the root login. 
> Is there a way to switch? 

Yes, but not through console-data.  For the Mach console, you can use
the clavier package, available from debian.duckcorp.org.  For the Hurd
console, you can use the console-driver-xkb driver, available from


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