[systemd-devel] Mention kbd in README?

David Herrmann dh.herrmann at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 14:26:07 PST 2014


On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 11:11 PM, Graham Cantin <kamilion at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:13 PM, Kay Sievers <kay at vrfy.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 9:06 PM, Marcos Felipe Rasia de Mello
>> <marcosfrm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > systemd-vconsole-setup requires loadkeys/setfont at runtime.
>> >
>> > BTW, since kbd 2.0.0 there is a library for this. Cristian idea should
>> > go to the TODO list ;)
>> >
>> > http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2013-08/msg00357.html
>> Do not waste your time please, we will replace the entire kernel
>> font/keymap logic with a userspace font renderer and xkeymaps and real
>> hotplug, .... There is no point really in add a library now, when we
>> will get rid of it anyway later.
>> The kernel's VT will only be a debug console if all went south, and
>> systemd will not set that up wit localization. The kernel's VT
>> subsystem is just too broken to be used as a console for daily use
>> today.
>> Kay
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> Whoa, whoa. There's other things that use the VT system, like /dev/hvc0 and
> /dev/ttyS0 and stuff
> Can't just throw the baby out with the bathwater there, there's a LOT of
> systems running xen that get daily use, and a lot of servers that use IPMI
> serial over lan redirection.

What? You're talking about TTYs, not VTs. Nobody is going to disable TTYs.


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