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NAME

       keytab-lilo - compile keytables files for use with LILO

SYNOPSIS

       /usr/sbin/keytab-lilo [-p R old_code = new_code ] ...  [default_layout] kbd_layout

DESCRIPTION

       keytab-lilo  is  a program which compiles keytable definitions (in the format specified in
       keytables(5)) into a format which can be used by lilo(8) to set  the  keyboard  type  when
       booting [using the keytable parameter in /etc/lilo.conf].

       kbd_layout  should  be the name of a map file which specifies the desired keyboard layout.
       This file may be a gzip(1) compressed map. If no  file  extension  is  given,  .map.gz  is
       assumed. If the full pathname is not specified, /usr/share/keymaps/ is assumed.

       Since lilo essentially needs to know the differences between the BIOS keyboard mapping and
       the one you require, the default_layout file should contain a keytables(5)  file  for  the
       BIOS default mapping. If no default_layout file is specified, us.map.gz is used.

       keytab-lilo  writes the output translation table as a binary string to standard output, so
       you should redirect it to a suitable file.  lilo has no  particular  restrictions  on  the
       name  of  keyboard  translation files, but the suggested naming convention and location is
       /boot/mapping.ktl (where .ktl stands for "Keyboard Table for Lilo").

OPTIONS

       -p     R old_code = new_code
              Specifies corrections ("patches") to the  mapping  obtained  from  the  translation
              table  files. E.g. if pressing the upper case "A" should yield an at sign, -p 65=64
              would be used. The  -p  option can be repeated any number of times. The  codes  can
              also be given as hexadecimal or as octal numbers if they are prefixed with 0x or 0,
              respectively.

EXAMPLES

       keytab-lilo dvorak >/boot/dvorak.ktl

              This is the most common form of invocation; it simply compiles the given  map  file
              (in this case dvorak) and puts the result in /boot/dvorak.ktl.

AUTHOR

       Werner Almesberger (almesber@bernina.ethz.ch).
       Peter Maydell (pmaydell@chiark.greenend.org.uk) wrote this manual page.

SEE ALSO

       lilo(8), keytables(5), gzip(1)

       lilo  comes with extensive documentation which can be found in /usr/share/doc/lilo-doc/ on
       Debian-based systems.

                                            April 1998                          KEYTAB-LILO.PL(8)