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

NAME
     wsconsctl -- get or set wscons state

SYNOPSIS
     wsconsctl [-dkmn] [-f file] -a
     wsconsctl [-dkmn] [-f file] name ...
     wsconsctl [-dkmn] [-f file] -w name=value ...
     wsconsctl [-dkmn] [-f file] -w name+=value ...

DESCRIPTION
     The wsconsctl command displays or sets various wscons system driver variables.  If a list of
     variables is present on the command line, then wsconsctl prints the current value of those
     variables for the specified device.

     -a      Specify all variables for the device.

     -d      Select the display portion of the device.

     -f file
	     Specify an alternative control device.

     -k      Select the keyboard portion of the device (this is the default).

     -m      Select the mouse portion of the device.

     -n      Suppress the printing of the variable name in the output - only the value will
	     appear.

     -w      Set or modify the specified variables to the given values.  The value can be speci-
	     fied as either an absolute value, by using the '=' symbol or as a relative value, by
	     using the '+=' symbol.  See the EXAMPLES section for more details.

     The wsconsctl utility can be used to view and modify aspects of the keyboard, display, and
     mouse, using the standard, machine-independent workstation console device driver wscons(4).

     The keyboard type can be modified, the keyboard bell's pitch, period, and duration can be
     modified, the typematic value can be changed, and the keyboard encoding can be modified to
     switch keys, should the user find a keyboard's default layout difficult to use.  The key-
     board types and other relevant definitions can all be found in the
     /usr/include/dev/wscons/wsksymdef.h file.

     The mouse types are defined in the /usr/include/dev/wscons/wsconsio.h file.

     The display types, height, width, depth (bits per pixel), color map size, and color map are
     defined in the /usr/include/dev/wscons/wsconsio.h file.  There are also definitions relating
     to video control and cursor control, which are not applicable to all display types, and to
     text emulation and graphics (mapped) modes.

     In addition to British, US, and US-Dvorak keyboard encodings, support currently exists for
     the following languages: Belgian, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Ital-
     ian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss, and Ukrain-
     ian.  Additionally, a user-defined encoding is supported.

FILES
     /dev/wskbd    keyboard control device

     /dev/wsmouse  mouse control device

     /dev/ttyE0    display control device

EXAMPLES
     The following are just a few examples of wsconsctl and its functionality.

	   wsconsctl -w encoding=uk

     Set a UK keyboard encoding.

	   wsconsctl -w map+="keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L"

     Modify the current keyboard encoding so that when the Caps Lock key is pressed, the same
     encoding sequence as Left Control is sent.  For a full list of keysyms and keycodes, please
     refer to the /usr/include/dev/wscons/wsksymdef.h file.

	   wsconsctl -w encoding=us.swapctrlcaps

     Set a US keyboard encoding, with the Caps Lock and Left Control keys swapped.  The
     .swapctrlcaps encoding does not work for all national keyboard encodings.	For most pur-
     poses, the ability to set the value returned by the Caps Lock key is enough - see the previ-
     ous example for details.

	   wsconsctl -w bell.pitch=1200

     Set the bell pitch to be 1200.

	   wsconsctl -w bell.pitch+=200

     Add 200 to the current pitch of the bell.

	   wsconsctl -d -w msg.kernel.attrs=color,hilit msg.kernel.bg=red msg.kernel.fg=brown

     Set the color of kernel messages to brown on red with the highlighting flag set (becoming
     yellow on red).

	   wsconsctl -w repeat.del1=200 repeat.deln=50

     Set the initial delay for keyboard auto repeat to 200ms, and subsequent delays to 50ms.

	   wsconsctl -w repeat.del1=0

     Turn off auto repeat.

	   wsconsctl -d -w scroll.fastlines=50

     If scroll support is enabled in the kernel, set the number of lines used in the fast scroll
     function to 50.

	   wsconsctl -d -w scroll.slowlines=2

     If scroll support is enabled in the kernel, set the number of lines used in the slow scroll
     function to 2.  In order to use this function, you have to have Cmd_ScrollSlowDown and
     Cmd_ScrollSlowUp defined in your keyboard map.

SEE ALSO
     pckbd(4), wscons(4), wscons.conf(5), wsconscfg(8), wsfontload(8)

HISTORY
     The wsconsctl command first appeared in NetBSD 1.4.

BSD					   June 9, 2009 				      BSD
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