What the Linux Console Tools are

The Linux Console Tools are a set of programs allowing the user to setup/customize your console (restricted meaning: text mode screen + keyboard only). It is derived from version 0.94 of the kbd package, and has benefited from most features introduced in kbd until version 0.97.

The Linux Console Tools are still under development, but using it just as a replacement for kbd should be quite safe. Further more, at the same time that new features are introduced in the current development version, a stable version is updated with bug fixes.