This section discusses how to configure the systemd-vconsole-setup system service, which configures the virtual console font and console keymap.
The systemd-vconsole-setup service
/etc/vconsole.conf file for
configuration information. Decide which keymap and screen font will
be used. Various language-specific HOWTOs can also help with this,
If still in doubt, look in the
directory for valid keymaps and screen fonts. Read
setfont(8) manual pages to determine the correct
arguments for these programs.
/etc/vconsole.conf file should
contain lines of the form: VARIABLE="value". The following variables
This variable specifies the key mapping table for the keyboard.
If unset, it defaults to
This variable can be used to configure a second toggle keymap and is unset by default.
This variable specifies the font used by the virtual console.
This variable specifies the console map to be used.
This variable specifies the unicode font map.
An example for a German keyboard and console is given below:
cat > /etc/vconsole.conf << "EOF"
/etc/vconsole.conf file only
controls localization of the Linux text console. It has nothing to
do with setting the proper keyboard layout and terminal fonts in
the X Window System, with ssh sessions, or with a serial console.