Subject: Re: -key "introduction"
To: Christopher W. Richardson <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/29/2005 16:54:38
On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 04:24:31PM -0500, Christopher W. Richardson wrote:
> dieter <> writes:
> > On Tue, 29 Mar 2005, Richard Rauch wrote:
> >
> >> Well, if there are no misunderstandings, then, it seems that
> >> this is fixed in -current.  I'm not sure why it is not fixed
> > It doesn't have anything to do with the NetBSD version, it
> > seems. Both with 2.0_RC4 as with 2.0_STABLE one key maps to ^H
> > and the other to ^?. But, and this I find the strange part, this
> > is only with my USB keyboard. When I connect a PS2 keyboard, both
> > backspace and delete give ^?.

(Does wsconsctl always work for "all" keyboards?  Or is it possible
that you were setting the behavior for keyboard 0, while the PS/2
keyboard was positioned as keyboard 1?)

> Interesting.  For the record, my keyboard (where it clearly does
> ^H ^?) is
> pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x64
> pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
> pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
> wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0

The keyboard that I'm using is on a PS/2 connector.  It is a
Microsoft "wave" ergonomic keyboard; although it comes with an
adaptor to plug into a USB port, it is natively a PS/2 keyboard.
I get the separable BackSpace/Delete keys, as I said.  I haven't
tried comparing to my NetBSD laptop nor with USB keyboards.
This is on NetBSD/amd64.  Same dmesg as Christopher reports.

  "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."