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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for wsconscfg (netbsd section 8)

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

NAME
     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 framework if the underlying display hardware
     driver supports multiple screens.	Further it controls the assignment of keyboards to dis-
     plays.  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 emulation variant selected at ker-
     nel 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 argu-
		ment can be omitted, in this case the first free keyboard will be used.

     -m 	Do multiplexor related operations instead of virtual screen configuration.  With-
		out 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 configuration 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 termi-
     nal 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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