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setupcon - sets up the font and the keyboard on Linux console
setupcon [ option ]... [ variant ... ]
setupcon is a program for fast and easy setup of the font and the keyboard on the Linux
Setup the keyboard only, do not setup the font.
Setup the font only, do not setup the keyboard.
Do not check whether we are on the console. Notice that you can be forced to hard-
reboot your computer if you run setupcon with this option and you are on a X
Be more verbose. Use this option if something goes wrong.
--save If you want to use setupcon early in the boot process, it is possible that /usr is
not yet mounted and the required data are not available. This option makes setup-
con copy the required data in /etc/console-setup in order to make it available
before /usr is mounted. If you use setupcon early in the boot process, then use
this option whenever you change the console configuration.
Same like --save, but do not setup the keyboard and the font. This option can be
useful if you run setupcon in a X server.
Display usage information.
Specifies which configuration file to use. By default the configuration file of
setupcon is /etc/default/console-setup but if you use e.g. "chukchi" as variant
then the configuration file will be /etc/default/console-setup.chukchi. This
allows you to have several different configurations - for example one for the
Chukchi language and another in /etc/default/console-setup for your default config-
Most of the time you invoke setupcon without arguments. Please look at the README file
for more information.
Anton Zinoviev <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
console-setup APR 2007 setupcon(1)
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