Subject: Re: Some newbie questions and swearing
To: None <>
From: Herb Peyerl <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/12/2003 10:51:44
Lennart Augustsson <>  wrote:
 > > First of all, I can't get finnish keyboard layout in console. In X I 
 > > get it but in console no. The wsconsctl doesn't seem to recognise fi 
 > > layout. Should I change the pccons layout and recompile the kernel? 
 > > Propably better if I don't even try to create a customized keyboard 
 > > layout. 
 > Use wsconsctl.

He already said wsconsctl didn't recognize .fi layout.

These appear to be the only mappings we have in /usr/share/wscons/keymaps/

-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  1328 Jun 26  2002
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  1099 Jun 26  2002
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   469 Jun 26  2002
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  3212 Jun 26  2002
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   431 Jun 26  2002

Feel free to contribute a .fi layout.

 > > I guess this keyboard thing also causes it, that I can't switch from 
 > > window to another with Alt-Tab (using Blackbox)
 > That's not how you switch in NetBSD.  Try CTL-ALT-F{1,2,3,4}.

I think he's asking how to switch windows within the window manager?

 > > and that when I'm using vim, arrow keys, backspace and delete don't 
 > > work in insert mode the way I'm used to in Linux. 
 > vim?  NetBSD doesn't come with vim, it comes with vi.  And traditional 
 > vi doesn't
 > have arrow keys in insert mode.

my netbsd machines seem to do that just fine even though I never use
it... looks like an nvi'ism.