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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     kcon -- pcvt keyboard control and remapping

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     kcon [-d delay] [-l] [-m map] [-o] [-p] [-R] [-r rate] [-s] [-t+/-] [-x]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The kcon utility is used for controlling all aspects of keyboard configuration
 for the 'pcvt' video driver.

     The available options are:

     -d delay
	   Specifies the delay after which the last key entered will be
	   repeated by the Keyboard.  Valid values are 0..3 corresponding to
	   delays of 250, 500, 750 and 1000 milliseconds.

     -l    Displays the current keyboard map in use by the driver.

     -m map
	   Specifies the map entry to be searched in the keyboard capabilities
	   database keycap.  The database is searched for the entry and if
	   found, the mapping is loaded and is used in the driver from then

     -o    Switches display of control codes to octal in the listing of the
	   current map.  To be used in conjunction with the -l option.

     -p    Uses 'pure' output when listing - the Escape character is displayed
	   in either octal or hexadecimal and not as 'ESC'. To be used in conjunction
 with the -l option.

     -r rate
	   Specifies the character repetition rate.  Valid argument values are
	   0...31 corresponding to rates of 30 characters/second ... 2 characters/second.

     -R    Reset the Keyboard.

     -s    Displays the current settings of the rate and delay values.

     -t +/-
	   Specify this option to enable (+) or disable (-) the repetition of

     -x    Switches display of control codes to hexadecimal in the listing of
	   the current map.  To be used in conjunction with the -l option.
	   This is the default behaviour.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /usr/share/misc/keycap.pcvt  Keyboard capabilities data base file if
				  nothing else was chosen during installation.
     /dev/console		  Keyboard raw device.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     keycap(3), keycap(5)

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The kcon utility detects several inconsistencies in the keycap database.
     In case of errors kcon exits with an error message.  If this happens, the
     keyboard may remain in an undefined state.  To recover from such situation,
 execute ``kcon -m default''.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

     The command ``kcon -m gb'' loads the entry 'gb' from the keycap file into
     the keyboard to switch to a british keyboard behaviour.

     The command ``kcon -r 0 -d 0'' switches the keyboard to emit characters
     at a rate of 30 characters per second after a key has been held down for
     250 milliseconds.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			March 27, 2000			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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