vconsole.conf — Configuration file for the virtual console
/etc/vconsole.conf file configures
the virtual console, i.e. keyboard mapping and console font. It is
applied at boot by udev using
You can safely mask this file if you want to avoid this kind of initialization.
The format of
vconsole.conf is a newline-separated list of environment-like
shell-compatible variable assignments, ignoring comments and empty lines. 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 execution
os-release(5) for a
detailed description of the format.
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 keyboard.
defaults to "
us" if not set. Specially, if "
is specified, no keymap will be loaded, i.e. the kernel's default keymap is used. The
KEYMAP_TOGGLE= can be used to configure a second toggle keymap and is by default
Configures the console font, the console map and the unicode font map.
A few configuration parameters from
vconsole.conf may be overridden
on the kernel command line: