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PCKBD(4)						   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 						  PCKBD(4)

pckbd -- PC keyboard driver for wscons SYNOPSIS
pckbc* at isa? pckbd* at pckbc? wskbd* at pckbd? console ? options PCKBD_LAYOUT=XXX DESCRIPTION
This driver supports PC/AT keyboards within the wscons(4) console framework. It doesn't provide direct device driver entry points but makes its functions available via the internal wskbd(4) interface. The pckbd driver supports a number of different key mappings which can be chosen from with the kernel option PCKBD_LAYOUT at compile time or with the utility wsconsctl(8) (variable: ``encoding'') at runtime. Other mappings can be used if the whole keymap is replaced by means of wsconsctl(8). The builtin mappings are at this time: option wsconsctl language KB_US us English/US keyboard mapping (default) KB_UK uk English/UK keyboard mapping KB_BE be Belgian KB_CZ cz Czech (QWERTY) KB_DK dk Danish with ``dead accents'' KB_NL nl Dutch KB_FI fi Finnish KB_FR fr French KB_DE de German with ``dead accents'' KB_GR gr Greek KB_HU hu Hungarian KB_IT it Italian KB_JP jp Japanese KB_NO no Norwegian with ``dead accents'' KB_PL pl Polish KB_PT pt Portuguese KB_RU ru Russian KB_ES es Spanish KB_SV sv Swedish with ``dead accents'' KB_SF sf Swiss French KB_SG sg Swiss German KB_UA ua Ukrainian KB_US|KB_DECLK us.declk English/US mapping for DEC LK400-style keyboards with PC keyboard interface (e.g., LK461) KB_US|KB_DVORAK us.dvorak English/US keyboard with ``Dvorak'' layout KB_US|KB_COLEMAK us.colemak English/US keyboard with ``Colemak'' layout The KB_DE, KB_DK, KB_NO and KB_SV mappings can be used in the KB_NODEAD ( ``.nodead'') variant. This switches off the ``dead accents''. The KB_US, KB_JP and KB_US|KB_DVORAK mappings can be modified to swap the left CTRL and the CAPS LOCK keys by the KB_SWAPCTRLCAPS variant bit or the ``.swapctrlcaps'' suffix. The KB_METAESC ( ``.metaesc'') option can be applied to any layout. If set, keys pressed together with the ALT modifier are prefixed by an ESC character. (Standard behaviour is to add 128 to the ASCII value.) Because PC keyboard hardware doesn't contain a beeper, requests for ``keyboard beeps'' cannot be handled directly. On alpha and i386 a helper device attached to the pcppi(4) driver allows the use of the standard ISA speaker for this purpose. On acorn32, vidcaudio(4) performs this function. EXAMPLES
To set a German keyboard layout without ``dead accents'' and sending an ESC character before the key symbol if the ALT key is pressed simul- taneously, use wsconsctl -w encoding=de.nodead.metaesc. To set it at kernel build time, add options PCKBD_LAYOUT="(KB_DE | KB_NODEAD | KB_METAESC)" to the kernel configuration file. SEE ALSO
isa(4), pcppi(4), wskbd(4), wsconsctl(8) BUGS
The list of builtin mappings doesn't follow any logic. It grew as people submitted what they needed. BSD
July 22, 2011 BSD

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WSCONSCFG(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					      WSCONSCFG(8)

wsconscfg -- configure and switch between virtual terminals on a wscons display SYNOPSIS
wsconscfg [-e emul] [-f ctldev] [-t type] index wsconscfg -d [-F] [-f ctldev] index wsconscfg -g [-f ctldev] wsconscfg -k | -m [-d] [-f ctldev] [index] wsconscfg -s [-f ctldev] index DESCRIPTION
The wsconscfg tool allows to create, delete and switch between virtual terminals on display devices controlled by the wscons terminal frame- work if the underlying display hardware driver supports multiple screens. Further it controls the assignment of keyboards to displays. The index argument specifies which virtual terminal is to be configured; the allowed numbers are from 0 to an implementation-specified value (currently 7, allowing for 8 virtual terminals on a display). In keyboard configuration mode, it specifies the wskbd(4) device to attach or detach. Without further option arguments, a virtual terminal is created with implementation specific properties and a default terminal emu- lation variant selected at kernel compile time. The options are: -d Delete the specified terminal. A terminal opened by a program will not be deleted unless the -F option is applied. Terminals used by the operating system console or a graphics program (X server) cannot be deleted. With the -k flag, the keyboard specified by index will be detached from the wscons display. With the -m flag, the multiplexor specified by index will be detached from the wscons display. -e emul Specify the terminal emulation to use for the virtual terminal. The set of available terminal emulations is determined at kernel compile time. See wscons(4) for details. -F Force deleting of a terminal even if it is in use by a user space program. -f ctldev Specify the control device of the wscons display to operate on. Default is /dev/ttyEcfg. -g Print the index of the current virtual terminal. -k Do keyboard related operations instead of virtual screen configuration. Without other flags, a keyboard will be attached to the display device. The index argument can be omitted, in this case the first free keyboard will be used. -m Do multiplexor related operations instead of virtual screen configuration. Without other flags, a multiplexor will be attached to the display device. -s Switch to the specified virtual terminal. -t type Specify a screen type to use. Screen types refer to display format, colour depth and other low-level display properties. Valid type arguments are defined by the underlying display device driver. Typically, the wsconscfg utility will be invoked in system startup by the /etc/rc.d/wscons script, controlled by the /etc/wscons.conf config- uration file. FILES
/etc/wscons.conf EXAMPLES
wsconscfg -t 80x50 -e vt100 1 Configure screen 1 (i.e., the second), it will get the type '80x50' and use the VT100 terminal emulation. (Note: '80x50' is a screen type offered by the vga(4) display driver. In this particular case, an 8x8-font must be loaded before to make the screen useful. See wsfontload(8).) wsconscfg -k Connect the first unconnected keyboard to the display. wsconscfg 3 Create screen 3. wsconscfg -d 3 Delete screen 3. wsconscfg -s 2 Switch to screen 2. SEE ALSO
wscons(4), wskbd(4), wsconsctl(8), wsfontload(8) BUGS
There should be an easy way to get a list of the screen types available on a display, and of the emulations supported by the kernel. BSD
June 24, 2006 BSD
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