homebrew player (P. & C.)
1) For this to happen, one have to have getty process running which is not the case currently I think. But the answer is nope, not yet1) How do the keyboard mappings work when X is not running? Does the Pyra use udev? In particular, if I'm working in a Linux console / Linux virtual terminal on a Pyra, where will the key mappings be configured?
2) Are the function-shifted keys mapped to specific scancodes by the Pyra hardware, or are they sent to the OS untranslated along with the (meta?) modifier? In the thread above, the responses suggested they are not mapped in hardware and, furthermore, that they are only mapped by xmodmap. If these responses are correct, how is a Pyra user to use a Linux console / Linux virtual terminal? For example, if they want to type a semicolon how will they do so? They'll type Fn-, and nothing will happen, or they'll get a comma entered instead of the semicolon they wanted.
2) all you said here is correct.
For both points, that my next project... once I finish with all these math headeaches