vconsole.conf — Configuration file for the virtual console
configures the virtual console, i.e. keyboard mapping
and console font. It is applied at boot by
The basic file format of the
vconsole.conf is a
newline-separated list of environment-like
shell-compatible variable assignments. It is possible
to source the configuration from shell scripts,
however, beyond mere variable assignments no shell
features are supported, allowing applications to read
the file without implementing a shell compatible
Note that the kernel command line options
vconsole.font.unimap= may be used
to override the console settings at boot.
Depending on the operating system other configuration files might be checked for configuration of the virtual console as well, however only as fallback.
The following options are understood:
Configures the key
mapping table for the
defaults to "
not set. The
be used to configure a second toggle
keymap and is by default
Configures the console font, the console map and the unicode font map.