[Pkg-kbd-devel] Bug#617416: kbd: [Feature Request] Add userspace utility for adjusting the virtual terminal color map
kirkland at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 8 16:39:49 UTC 2011
I just uploaded this change to Ubuntu's kbd package, and I thought it prudent to send it upstream to Debian as well, as I suspect some Debian users might appreciate this utility.
I (co-)wrote a tool, /sbin/setvtrgb, that uses a clever ioctl() to dynamically adjust the virtual terminal's (console's) 16-color color map. There's a manpage included in the diff that explains how to (very simply) use the tool.
A separate upload to another source package (console-setup) in Ubuntu will install a distro-recommended (though user-adjustable) conffile with an attractive palette and an upstart job that applies the configuration on boot.
Debdiff attached. Thanks!
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers natty-updates
APT policy: (500, 'natty-updates'), (500, 'natty-security'), (500, 'natty')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-5-generic (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages kbd depends on:
ii console-setup 1.57ubuntu11 console font and keymap setup prog
ii initramfs-tools 0.98.8ubuntu2 tools for generating an initramfs
ii libc6 2.13-0ubuntu4 Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii lsb-base 4.0-0ubuntu9 Linux Standard Base 4.0 init scrip
kbd recommends no packages.
kbd suggests no packages.
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