UK keyboard and missing ? character

Jez Hancock jez.hancock at
Wed Aug 13 07:25:20 PDT 2003

On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 01:22:34PM +0100, Darren wrote:
> I can't use the ? (pound) character under FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE, i've
> tried with console and remotely logging in.
> I have my keymap set to the uk.cp850, here are some of my rc.conf options
> keymap="uk.cp850"
> keychange="YES"
> font8x8="YES"
> keyrate="250.34"
> allscreens_flags=""     # Set this vidcontrol mode for all virtual screens
> allscreens_kbdflags=""  # Set this kbdcontrol mode for all virtual screens
This works for me:

# Auxiliary devices
# vid/keybd mode settings:
allscreens_flags="-h 14500 80x50"

the scrollback buffer 14500 might be overkill, remove it or set it
lower to your taste. 80x50 is quite a nice resolution, again up to you.
I think the 'fast' keyrate is equivalent to 250.34 IIRC.


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