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KCON(1)                 OpenBSD Reference Manual (i386)                KCON(1)

     kcon - keyboard control and remapping for the pcvt driver

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

     kcon 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 re-
           peated by the Keyboard. Valid values are 0..3 corresponding to de-
           lays 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 con-
           junction 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 charac-

     -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 keys.

     -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       Keyboard capabilities data base file if
                                  nothing else was chosen during installation.
     /dev/console                 Keyboard raw device.

     keycap(3),  keycap(5)

     kcon 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
     250 milliseconds.

OpenBSD 2.6                     August 24, 1995                              2

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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