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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Configuring Your Console with wscons

The wscons(4) hardware-independent console driver lets you configure your boring, black-and-white, nongraphical console in many ways.

Start by viewing the current console settings using wsconsctl(8). Run the following on a text console, not in an X session (changes made in wscons can carry over to an X session, but once you start X, you’re mostly stuck with X’s configuration system).

$ wsconsctl
keyboard.type=pc-xt
keyboard.bell.pitch=400
keyboard.bell.period=100
keyboard.bell.volume=50
…

Each line contains a system variable and a setting, many of which you can change. The keyboard.type variable represents the type of keyboard on the system. Because this is an amd64 system, it uses the pc-xt keyboard common ...

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