[Grml] sarge and kernel 2.6.18-grml

Erich Minderlein erminderlein at locoware.de
Tue Jan 30 11:13:35 CET 2007

Am Freitag, den 26.01.2007, 12:00 +0100 schrieb grml-request at mur.at:
> sarge and kernel 2.6.18-grml (Erich Minderlein)

I repeat this mail
_console and keyboard_
I did not post a question in this mail, so it has been overlooked. 

I removed console-terminus from the stable(sarge) package(250 kByte) and
installed console-terminus from the testing(etch) package(565 kByte).

Adding SCREEN_FONT=Lat15-Terminus16 in /etc/console-tools/config 
did not help; 
rebooting, prompt login as root,
the normal font with serifs shows up,

if I type unicode_start:
answer : already in UTF8 mode

after some fiddling around, I remove
/etc/console-tools/config.d/fonty and 
and now it boots and changes to Terminus 16 for all consoles. 
This will probably not survive an update of package fonty!
--Meanwhile fonty removed without negative consequences.

Small Umlaut "ae,oe,ue" is properly printed on the console
Capital Umlaut "Ae,Oe,Ue" and "scharf S"or (sz) like greek beta is not
printed on the console, but
results in circumflex accent ^^^^

dpkg-reconfigure console-common and dpkg-reconfigure console-data 
do not help, 
sometimes after testing these umlauts the console crashes and I get a
new boot-prompt.

I think the events described are severe:
pressing Capital Umlauts Ae Oe Ue leads to console possibly exit or
Is is a bug in the console-terminus package or 
is it a bug in the keyboard driver or
is it a bug in the interfaces associated with these packages and the
kernel ?  
Is it a bug between sarge and etch ?
Is it a bug in front of the display ? All that is possible.
I believe that I have exhausted all combinations of rebooting,
installing fonts and keyboard drivers, ....
Do I have to adapt /etc/console-tools/remap ?

I add the result of 
showkey > somefile

kb Modus war UNICODE

Taste drücken (Programm beendet sich 10s nach dem letzten
There are two funktion keys on the keyboard:
Key Enveloppe press 
0x00 0x81 0x9b 
0x80 0x81 0x9b
key (i) Information symbol
0x00 0x81 0x96 
0x80 0x81 0x96 
kb Modus war UNICODE

Taste drücken (Programm beendet sich 10s nach dem letzten
key "Ae"
key "Oe"
key "Ue"
key Return

Now from comparing the latter with the first, .. first UTF8 then UNICODE
The latter was today immediately after a system boot. Small äöü (ae oe
ue) work fine, capital Ae Oe Ue dont show on the console and result in
three circumflex accent ^^^.
Console specialists, what are the consequences ?


Erich Minderlein <erminderlein at locoware.de>
MARC Mannheim Rail Commerce GmbH

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