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Apple MacBook German keyboard layout on Linux console

Until recently, there was no nice keymap for the Apple MacBook and Debian GNU/Linux to work with. Since console-data (2:1.01-1), however, we now have a mac-macbook-de keymap (from Helmar Gerloni).

Configuring Debian GNU/Linux to use the right keymap for the MacBook

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-data

Now, select the option Select keymap from full list and select mac / Unknown / German / Standard / MacBook. debconf should now happily install the new keymap for you:

Looking for keymap to install:
mac-macbook-de

If everything went well, you should now have a working keyboard (and the right Apple key acting as AltGr on the Linux console).


Mon May 28 13:59:50 2007 +0000