keyboard initialization in freebsd

Jim Stapleton stapleton.41 at
Wed Mar 26 05:49:48 PDT 2008

Can anyone give me information on keyboard initialization during
boot-up related to my issues listed below?

In 6.2, my system booted up, and worked fine. [alt][ctrl][f#] would
switch consoles, and I was happy.
In 7.0, the same would not happen. After googling, I found some
multimedia keyboards, like mine, had keys to switch F# to a "special"
key. I hit a few keys that had weird pictures that didn't really
describe what they'd do, and I turned my F# keys, back into F# keys.

Were there any changes between 6.2 and 7.0 that would cause 7.0 to
start up the keyboard in the alternate F# mode?

Note, xev didn't recognize a keypress from any [F#] key when it was in
the alternate mode.

-Jim Stapleton

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