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AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference, Volume 1

chkbd Command


Changes the software keyboard map to be loaded into the system at the next IPL (Initial Program Load).


chkbd KeyMapPathName


The chkbd command changes the default software keyboard map loaded at system IPL. The KeyMapPathname parameter provides the location of the software keymap file. This pathname can be absolute or simply the filename. If only the filename is specified then the command will look for it in the default directory /usr/lib/nls/loc.

Note: This command can be used only on an LFT display.

For a list of all available keyboard maps, use the lskbd command.

You can use the Web-based System Manager Devices application (wsm devices fast path) to run this command. You could also use the System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) smit chkbd fast path to run this command.


KeyMapPathName Provides the location of the software keymap file.


/bin/chkbd Contains the chkbd command.
/usr/lib/nls/loc Contains the keyboard directory.

Related Information

AIX Version 4 Keyboard Technical Reference

Low Function Terminal (LFT) Subsystem Overview in AIX Version 4.3 Kernel Extensions and Device Support Programming Concepts.

Setting up and running Web-based System Management in AIX Version 4.3 System Management Guide: Operating System and Devices.

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