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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     wsconsctl - get or set wscons state

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     wsconsctl [-n] -a
     wsconsctl [-n] name ...
     wsconsctl [-n] name=value ...
     wsconsctl [-n] name+=value ...

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

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

     The options are as follows:

     -a      Print all device variables and their current values.

     -n      Suppress printing of the variable name in  the  output.

             Attempt to set the specified variable name to value.
The value
             can be specified as either an absolute, 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.

     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.

     Use the kbd(8) utility to determine which keyboard encodings
are available
 for your country.

     A keyboard mapping can also be specified in /etc/kbdtype.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /dev/ttyC0                          display control device
     /dev/wskbd0                         keyboard control device
     /dev/wsmouse0                       mouse control device
     /etc/kbdtype                        default keyboard mapping
     /etc/wsconsctl.conf                  a  list  of  parameters
that get set at
                                         system startup time from
     /usr/include/dev/wscons/wsconsio.h    keyboard/mouse/display

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

     Set a UK keyboard encoding:

           # wsconsctl keyboard.encoding=uk

     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  keyboard.map+="keysym  Caps_Lock  =  Control_L"

     Assign the Right Alt key to be the group modifier (layout is
     while the key is pressed):

           # wsconsctl keyboard.map+="keycode 184=Mode_switch"

     Assign the Right Control key to be the lock  for  the  group
modifier.  The
     effect  of  Mode_Lock and Mode_switch is not mutually exclusive, to be consistent
 with Caps Lock and Shift behaviour.

           # wsconsctl keyboard.map+="keycode 157=Mode_Lock"

     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 purposes, the ability to set  the
value returned
 by the Caps Lock key is enough - see the previous example for details.

           # wsconsctl keyboard.encoding=us.swapctrlcaps

     Set the bell pitch to be 1200:

           # wsconsctl keyboard.bell.pitch=1200

     Add 200 to the current pitch of the bell:

           # wsconsctl keyboard.bell.pitch+=200

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     pckbd(4),  wscons(4),  wsconsctl.conf(5),   kbd(8),   wsconscfg(8),

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The  wsconsctl  command  first  appeared  in  NetBSD 1.4 and
OpenBSD 2.8.

OpenBSD     3.6                        December     24,      1998
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