[arch-releng] [RFC] Adding keymap remap support at syslinux stage for archiso

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Fri Sep 2 06:38:13 EDT 2011

On Fri, 02 Sep 2011 01:33:18 -0300
Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi <vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:

> Hello
> I am working on this now, the support is very basic, but I think the 
> most important symbols are remapped.
> I created a scripts that generated *.ktl files from [kbd] package
> using keytab-lilo. I also patch this program in this script, so can
> use map thats needs unicode.
> https://gist.github.com/1187908
> In some cases we have:
>      * two maps versions one non-unicode and other unicode.
>      * Non-unicode and other unicode but them are the same (keep with
> one)
>      * one map non-unicode only
>      * one map unicode only
>      * nothing because conversion fails.
> The script also makes syslinux submenus (in a really basic way, no
> fancy titles), also converts filenames to be more ISO-9660 friendly.
> So the steps to implements this are:
>      * Make a package from generated files from the script.
>      * Install this package in build.sh
>      * Copy kbdmap/ directory (from installed package) to syslinux/ 
> directory.
>      * Add to syslinux.cfg these lines:
> ---------
> MENU BEGIN kbdmap
>    MENU LABEL Change Keyboard Map
>    INCLUDE kbdmap/kbdmap.cfg
> ---------
> After you selected the desired keymap, syslinux drops to boot:
> prompt, just hitting enter, returns to main menu (do in this way for
> now, at least at this moment I can not find a way that does not reset
> keyboard remap)

is it possible to also use the same keymap during initcpio, and in the real userspace, if a choice is made in syslinux?


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