Subject: Re: Problem enabling wscons multipule screeens
To: , <>
From: beaker <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/11/2001 08:29:25
> I've got my NetBSD-1.5.2 /etc/wscons.conf & /etc/ttys & /etc/rc.conf
> settings more or less matching what's stipulated in the User Guide and the
> however the [Alt]+[Cntrl]+[F1-4] keyboard commands just produce ascii
> For example, [Alt]+[Cntrl]+[F1] => "^[[11~"  . I did notice that the file
> /etc/rc.wscons referenced in the User guide & FAQ doesn't exist
in -current:
> I just assumed it was renamed to /etc/wscons.conf.
> Any ideas? I was thinking maybe I need to do some sort of additional
> keymapping, no?
> ~beaker
Nevermind - I figured it out.  Turns out there WAS a problem with the Alt
key(s). I solved this by creating a mapfile as follows:

#This line remaps the Alt_L key to the LH Windows Start (Meta_L) key
keysym Meta_L = Alt_L

Then I made the following changes to the default  /etc/wscons.conf  file:

encode us
mapfile /usr/shared/wscons/keymaps/

Rebooting enabled the changes and now [Ctl]+[LH Win Start]+[F1-4] gives me
ttyE0-ttyE3 a.k.a wsdisplay screens 0 thru 3.

Yes, happy days are here again...

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