Debian Ubuntu Mint:
for the deb based distributions
hostnamectrl; # tested on Armbian (Debian for ARM Bullseye) su - root; # become root apt update; # always good apt install console-data # select a new keymap # for languages others than English go "other" dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration # make changes active setupcon
now all those special keyboard keys should work like a charm 🙂
# might also be interesting dpkg-reconfigure console-data
creditz go to: https://benohead.com/blog/2012/04/27/debian-change-the-keyboard-layout-from-the-console/
Fedora RedHat CentOS:
for the rpm distributions
hostnamectrl; # tested on CentOS7 yum install kbd; # is needed ll /lib/kbd/keymaps/xkb/ | grep de-; # find all available germany keymap layouts localectl list-keymaps; # alternatively loadkeys de; # load keyboard layout localectl set-keymap de; # permanently change keyboard layout
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