Changes the software keyboard map to be loaded into the system at the next IPL (Initial Program Load).
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 Devices application in Web-based System Manager (wsm) to change device characteristics. 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.|
AIX 5L for POWER-based Systems Keyboard Technical Reference
Low Function Terminal (LFT) Subsystem Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 Kernel Extensions and Device Support Programming Concepts.
For information on installing the Web-based System Manager, see Chapter 2: Installation and System Requirements in AIX 5L Version 5.1 Web-based System Manager Administration Guide.