[Pkg-kbd-devel] Bug#618573: Needed some way to test whether we are on the console

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Thu Mar 17 19:57:15 UTC 2011

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 20:43:27 +0100, Michael Schutte wrote:

> I agree that a dedicated utility for this purpose would be nice to have,
> although I don’t want to carry it around in the .debian.tar.gz.  Julien,
> would you be okay with integrating your little program into kbd
> upstream?  I’d just change it to use the getfd() function like the rest
> of the tools before submitting it.
Sure, go ahead.  Note that Samuel Thibault suggested setupcon should use
the KDGKBMODE ioctl and check for K_RAW instead of KDGETMODE and check
for KD_GRAPHICS; the code change is trivial.  See

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