itemap - load an ITE (Internal Terminal Emulator) keyboard mapping.
The itemap command loads a keyboard mapping into the ITE (the graphics
console driver), or displays ITE keyboard mappings. itemap is run by
/etc/bcheckrc automatically. It is not usually explicitly invoked by
-d keyboard_ID Dump a keymap to standard output in hexadecimal
-h Load the specified keymap into the kernel mapping
table used for HP-HIL keyboards.
-i Interactively prompt for a PS2 DIN keyboard
mapping. itemap scans the keymap database file
for all mapping names beginning with a PS2_DIN
prefix. Each of these names is displayed, and one
must be selected.
The name of the keymap database file to be used
for input. The default is /etc/X11/XHPKeymaps.
-L Load the appropriate keymap. itemap scans the
hardware for a keyboard, determines the language
of that keyboard, and loads the keymap
corresponding to that keyboard.
Because itemap cannot determine the language of
PS2 DIN keyboards, use the -i option when using -L
with PS2 DIN keyboards.
-l keyboard_ID Load a specified keyboard map. Once loaded, ITE
uses the specified mapping.
When loading a keyboard mapping with the -l
option, itemap matches the suffix of the name of
the specified keyboard mapping with those found in
/etc/X11/XHPKeymaps to determine the keyboard
language. This information is used by the ITE to
perform ISO 7-to-8 bit conversion. Keymap names
added by users, via
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should use the same suffixes as those already used
in /etc/X11/XHPKeymaps. For example, a French
keyboard mapping can be named New_French, for
consistency with existing ITF_French and
PS2_French mappings. A mapping called New_Stuff
would not match any suffix patterns found by
itemap, and would result in incorrect ISO 7-to-8
-p Load the specified keymap into the kernel mapping
table used for PS2 DIN keyboards.
-v Perform actions verbosely.
-w file_name If a keymap for a PS2 DIN keyboard is loaded,
write its name to file_name.
To automatically install the correct mapping for an HP-HIL keyboard:
To explicitly load the ITF_French mapping for an HP-HIL keyboard:
itemap -h -l ITF_French
To explicitly load the PS2_DIN_French mapping for a PS2 DIN keyboard:
itemap -p -l PS2_DIN_French
To interactively choose a PS2 DIN keyboard mapping:
To generate a list of the available keyboard mappings:
/usr/contrib/bin/X11/keymap_ed Keymap database editor
/etc/X11/XHPKeymaps System keymap database
/etc/kbdlang Contains mapping name
configured for PS2 DIN
ps2(7), termio(7), keymap_ed(1X111).
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