NetBSD/vax: German keyboard layout

NetBSD/vax: German keyboard layout

Post by Georg Brei » Sat, 18 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Gentle readers,

I'm using NetBSD 1.5 BETA2 on a VaxStation 3100/M30; the console display
is wsdisplay0 at smg0 (the on-board monochrome graphics card) and the
console keyboard is lkc0 at dz0 (a LK401-AG keyboard); now unfortunately
the keyboard has German layout, but NetBSD by default assumes an English
keyboard, forcing me to press 'Z' for 'Y', '?' for ':' aso.

Does the NetBSD/vax console keyboard driver already know about
non-English keyboard layouts? If so, how can I switch to the German
layout? I didn't find any references in neither the man pages nor the
readme-files of the kernel source (my VaxStation is so slow that it
takes a whole night to compile the kernel, effectively discouraging
extensive trial-and-error).

Thanks in advance!

Georg Brein


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Ultra5 running Solaris 2.8 with Recommended&Security patch cluster from
July 2003 applied.
The machine uses the correct, US/English keyboard layout in console mode
and in the dtlogin screen (old keyboard was a german one... but that was
assassinated with little help from Pepsi, Inc.) ... but when the user
loggs in he has a german keyboard layout (a horror if someone uses the

anyone have an idea what may cause this problem (there is no file like
~/.key* in ${HOME}) ?



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