FreeBSD VMWare Mac screen resulution and keyboard map

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Mon Apr 18 18:45:47 UTC 2011

On Apr 18, 2011, at 11:35 AM, Sascha Vieweg wrote:
>> man syscons | less -p'Back Scrolling'
> ... Says: press the `slock' key (with some PC keyboard description). However, I have got a MB Pro where no such key is available. Thus, I may repeat my question: How can I get console scolling working on my MacBook Pro 13''?

slock is the key above the home key; on an Apple A1048 USB keyboard, that is labelled F15.  I don't think the 13" Macbook Pro has that key available, so you might have to attach an external USB keyboard.

Try dmesg | less instead, or using SSH from a handy terminal emulator with scrolling windows (like from the base MacOS X) is likely to be easier...


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