Re: OpenBSD console
From: Hugo Villeneuve (hugo_at_EINTR.net)
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 10:58:01 -0400
Slava Pogodin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Help me, plz! I don't understand the answers I already founded in
> google and google.groups.com search engines. My trouble: don't work
> keys Del, Home, End on my standard 104-keys PC keyboard. I read FAQ,
> wsconsctl(8) and kbd(8) manuals, read /etc/termcap,
> /usr/include/dev/wscons/wsconsio.h but... Help me with solution, plz.
The OpenBSD console simulate a correct standard EPC keyboard but the
TERM name selected for the consoles is "vt220". Which doesn't match at
all the wscons keyboard in its terminfo entry.
termcapname wscons vt220
key_home \E[7~ \E[1~
key_end \E[8~ \E[4~
key_f1 \E[11~ \EOP
key_f4 \E[14~ \EOS
key_f5 \E[15~ \E[17~
This means that no curse/termcap application will ever be able to use
properly the HOME, END and all the functions keys on a OpenBSD console
using wscons own keyboard mapping (sparc use something else).
DEL,INS,PGDN,PGUP,UP,LEFT,RIGHT,DOWN should work.
I don't have a solution for this problem. Personnaly, I just don't use
the console often enought to miss them. I go into Xterms pretty fast.
I do had a questions about it. Like on which wscons supported arch you
can use a true ANSI keyboard? For who wscons keep PF1...PF4 and
SELECT,FIND mappings? And from where terminfo gets it's keyboard
I coudn't test if it was better in the pre-wscons era.
> PS I can't just "pkg_add bash", and put .inputrc in my $HOME. I need
> this keys in ksh, sh or csh.
-- Hugo Villeneuve <hugo@EINTR.net>