I'm using Debian and I want to remap my keyboard because it has some problem. I googled and found xmodmap. But it doesn't work in graphicless mode, like tty1.


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Linux uses two independent keyboard mappings. One for the graphical mode X and one for the console.

You usually change the first one with setxkbmap (or xmodmap) and the second one with loadkeys. All those tool have a fine manpage.

For loadkeys you can find the existing keymaps under /usr/share/kbd/keymaps. The description of those files is available in man 5 keymaps.


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