kcon -- pcvt keyboard control and remapping
kcon [-d delay] [-l] [-m map] [-o] [-p] [-R] [-r rate] [-s] [-t+/-] [-x]
The kcon utility is used for controlling all aspects of keyboard configuration
for the 'pcvt' video driver.
The available options are:
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.
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.
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.
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.
/usr/share/misc/keycap.pcvt Keyboard capabilities data base file if
nothing else was chosen during installation.
/dev/console Keyboard raw device.
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''.
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
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