The following packages contain keyboard or console related programs.
It also contains
openvt, formerly called
There exists a clone of the kbd package, namely
that contains more or less the same stuff. The latest version,
console-tools-0.3.3 is roughly up-to-date with
SVGATextMode, a program that
programs that exploit the `Keyboard Signal' key. Very primitive
spawn_console found in the kbd package.
See font.tgz for a package that handles console fonts.
konwert-1.8 allow one to convert
between different character encodings.
The X distribution contains
(See also X386keybd(1) for the situation under XFree86 1.3,
and Xserver(1) for the XKEYBOARD extension under X11R6.)
A handy interface to
termcap, an old terminal
capabilities data base.
ncurses-1.9.9e.tar.gz contains the
termlib data base which obsoletes
there are still many programs using
See loadkeys(1), setleds(1) and setmetamode(1) for the codes generated by the various keys and the setting of leds when not under X. Under X, see xmodmap(1) and xset(1).
See setfont(8) for loading console fonts. Many people will want to
load a font like
iso01.f16 because the default font is the
hardware font of the video card, and often is a `Code Page 437' font
missing accented characters and other Latin-1 symbols.
See setterm(1) and kbdrate(8) for properties such as foreground and background colors, screen blanking and character repeat rate when not under X. Under X, see xset(1), also for key click and bell volume.
/etc/termcap defines the escape sequences
used by many programs addressing the console (or any other terminal).
A more modern version is found in
See terminfo(5). Terminfo files are compiled
by the terminfo compiler
/usr/lib/terminfo/tic, see tic(1).
Their contents can be examined using the program
The Linux console sequences are documented in console_codes(4).
funkey by Rick van Rein provides support
for all these new keys modern keyboards have. See