kbd - Linux console font and keytable utilities

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename kbd_1.15.5-1ubuntu4_amd64.deb
Package name kbd
Package version 1.15.5
Package release 1ubuntu4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category utils
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 178.73 KB
Installed size 1.02 MB
This package allows you to set up the Linux console, change the font,
resize text mode virtual consoles and remap the keyboard.
You will probably want to install a set of data files, such as the one
in the “console-setup” package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
kbd_1.15.5-1ubuntu5.16.04.0_amd64.deb 1.15.5 amd64 Ubuntu Proposed Main
kbd_1.15.5-1ubuntu5.16.04.0_i386.deb 1.15.5 i386 Ubuntu Proposed Main
kbd_1.15.5-1ubuntu5_amd64.deb 1.15.5 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
kbd_1.15.5-1ubuntu5_i386.deb 1.15.5 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
kbd_1.15.5-1ubuntu4_i386.deb 1.15.5 i386 Ubuntu Main
kbd - - -


Name Value
console-setup -
console-setup-mini -
libc6 >= 2.14
lsb-base >= 3.0-10


Name Value
console-utilities -


Name Value
console-utilities -


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package kbd_1.15.5-1ubuntu4_amd64.deb
Source Package kbd

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install kbd deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install kbd




2015-08-04 - Wesley Wiedenmeier <wesley.wiedenmeier@canonical.com>
kbd (1.15.5-1ubuntu4) wily; urgency=medium
* debian/conffiles.d/config: Disable automatic virtual console screen blank
- Don't blank screen on virtual consoles, because most systems running
without X are headless and when they are connected to a monitor for
debugging the screen should not be blank
- LP: #869017
2015-09-08 - Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@ubuntu.com>
kbd (1.15.5-1ubuntu3) wily; urgency=medium
* Drop initramfs-tools dependency. It causes other providers of
linux-initramfs-tool (like dracut) to become uninstallable, and is an
ancient Ubuntu-ism which has never been forwarded, nor is it kbd's place
to dictate whether or not you should have an initramfs.
2015-03-04 - Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <mathieu-tl@ubuntu.com>
kbd (1.15.5-1ubuntu2) vivid; urgency=medium
* debian/control: Depend on console-setup | console-setup-mini, since
console-setup-mini also Depends on kbd now through console-setup-linux.
2013-02-18 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>
kbd (1.15.5-1ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low
* Resynchronise with Debian.  Remaining changes:
- Add setfont, kbd_mode, and loadkeys to initramfs for console-setup.
- Use ckbcomp to get the keyboard layout if other data files are not
- Depend on console-setup, and remove config file; we now only support
systems using console-setup and so it no longer serves a purpose. The
removed config file for console-screen has changed names from
/etc/init.d/console-screen.kbd.sh to /etc/init.d/kbd.
- Change loadkeys to find any console not in raw mode when invoked
without an explicit console parameter, in case the foreground console
is in raw mode.
- Simplify maintainer scripts for conffile removal, using new features
in debhelper 8.1.0.
- Add setvtrgb to kbd-udeb.
* Fix incorrect keymap sanity check in loadkeys_ckbcomp.diff.
2013-02-17 - Michael Schutte <michi@debian.org>
kbd (1.15.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
- Drop the loadkeys_stdin patch introduced in 1.15.3-2 (included in this
- The kbd tarball now ships with a basic implementation of vlock.  This
program will not be included in the binary package.
- resizecons is now built and installed on amd64, closes: #692014.  Also
amend the manpages patch to explain the program’s absence on
non-x86[_64] architectures in resizecons.8.
- Build the Spanish messages again (dropped in 1.15.3-1).
* Treat src/loadkeys.analyze.h (generated by flex, but also shipped in the
orig tarball) specially in debian/rules so the clean target functions
properly and the package can be built twice in a row.
* Use dh-autoreconf to regenerate config.guess and config.sub during the
build process, closes: #700119.  This introduces new build-deps on
dh-autoreconf and autopoint and removes the explicit dependencies on
autoconf and automake.  Thanks to Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com> for
the hint.
* Update the source URL and the years of publication in debian/copyright and
add a paragraph for the added vlock code.
* New patch loadkeys_flex_stack, taken from upstream Git: Fix a regression
in loadkeys.analyze.l which causes some keymap files to fail to load.
* New patch dead2 by Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> to support
KT_DEAD2 diacritics in loadkeys and dumpkeys, closes: #694169.  Thank you
for the patch, Samuel!
* Drop the “Skipping font and keymap setup” message from /etc/init.d/kbd
because it’s really somewhat silly to log what the script isn’t doing.
* Use a canonical URL for the Vcs-Git: field.
* Bump Standards-Version: to 3.9.4, no changes necessary.
2013-02-09 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@ubuntu.com>
kbd (1.15.3-9ubuntu4) raring; urgency=low
* Use autotools-dev to update config.guess and config.sub automatically.

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