Nanonote-Debian key map problem

marc zonzon marc.zonzon at
Fri Jun 4 08:15:35 EDT 2010

2010/6/4 Rubén Berenguel <ruben at>:
> A snippet from my dumpkeys output:
> keycode  19 = +r
>        shift   keycode  19 = nul
>        altgr   keycode  19 = dollar
>        control keycode  19 = Control_r
>        shift   control keycode  19 = Control_r
>        alt     keycode  19 = Meta_r
>        control alt     keycode  19 = Meta_Control_r
> 2010/6/4 Rubén Berenguel <ruben at>:
>> Through ssh all works well, it is directly on the nano that bash,
>> emacs and even ash (and probably everything) fail to cope with, for
>> example, shift R (or caps lock R). Odd... :(
>> On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 12:09, marc zonzon <marc.zonzon at> wrote:
>>> 2010/6/4 Rubén Berenguel <ruben at>:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> as you may remember, I installed debian very recently. So far so
>>>> good... But the key map is not that good. As I know David has the same
>>>> rootfs as I do... David, Shift-R does indeed write a R? I have checked
>>>> (in Emacs), and almost half the shift-letters (caps) do not work as
>>>> intended.
>>>> Any work around? This severely cripples my use for it... Marc, did you
>>>> find this too?
>>>> Ruben
>>>> --
>>>> ====================================
>>>> * Rubén Berenguel
>>>> *
>>>> ====================================
>>> Rubén
>>> Sorry I can help you much because, my keyboard work ok under emacs,
>>> either directly on vga, or under framebuffer console with fbterm, (and
>>> thru ssh but it don't use the BNN keyboard).
>>> I have all keys basic, shift, symbol, fn, alt is correctly mapped to meta.
>>> My Keyboard don't work well when I try to use Xorg (which in any case
>>> is too big for anything but a test, on BNN), or kdrive. In this case I
>>> have no shift, no modifier. But I suppose you don't use emacs on X.
>>> Have you also some problem under ssh?
>>> Marc
>>> PS. As a side note if somebody has set a kbdmap for use with X on BNN,
>>> It would be nice to share it.
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I think I see what happened, you changed your keymap. For BNN as their
is no proper keymap in console package you have to rely on the Kernel
Keymap, I now remember I had the same phenomena than you after trying
to test different keymaps, even dpkg-reconfigure console-data, let me
with a broken Keymap.

If you have a completely unusable keyboard, check if you have a file
/etc/console/boottime.kmap.gz, if so just remove
/etc/console/boottime.kmap.gz, and remove any configuration of kbd or
console-tools (you have probably one of these two package), or move
them in an other location and reboot.

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