Linux : Hotplugging flash sticks 01 March 2005 at 00:00
Flash sticks can be used in Linux via USB by mounting them to /dev/sda1, for example - they are seen as SCSI drives and should therefore be mounted as such.

However, this will need to be run whenever you plug them in. To get hotplugging behaviour, try putting an entry into your /etc/fstab file as follows:

none /mnt/usbstick supermount dev=/dev/sda1,fs=vfat 0 0
Slackware Keyboard maps 05 March 2005 at 00:00

To manually load a keyboard map:

  /usr/bin/loadkeys uk.map

To automatically load a keyboard map at boot time, go to /etc/rc.d and find a file called rc.keymap. If it does not exist, create it and ensure that the permissions are as follows:

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 140 Mar 31 07:30 /etc/rc.d/rc.keymap*

This can be done by running "chmod +x rc.keymap"

In the file, type the following:

  #!/bin/sh
  if [ -x /usr/bin/loadkeys ]; then
    /usr/bin/loadkeys uk.map
  fi

You can find more maps at /usr/share/kbd/keymaps