freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 700, Issue 6

J.B. non.euc.geo.1854 at
Mon Nov 6 01:16:41 UTC 2017

> Message: 4 Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 10:44:04 -0700 From: "J.B." 
> <non.euc.geo.1854 at> To: freebsd-questions at 
> Subject: VT_ALT_TO_ESC_HACK for sc (syscons) Message-ID: 
> <184bbd63-e635-1d52-19a6-3e9c1a414e40 at> Content-Type: 
> text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE is using 
> vt as the default console driver, and it contains a hack which maps an 
> ESC sequence to the Alt key on your keyboard. FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE 
> uses sc as the default driver, and the Alt keys don't register a 
> keystroke for most cases. On vt, Alt-b, Alt-f, Alt-Backspace, etc., 
> behave as they do when logged in over SSH using a bash shell (with its 
> default emacs bindings): move the cursor backwards one word, forwards 
> one word, delete word to the right of the cursor, etc. How can that 
> effect be replicated on sc? I tried a new keymap using kbdcontrol, but 
> there's no way to map key combinations onto the alt-b, alt-f, alt-bs, 
> etc., sequences -- the mapfile only allows for single keystrokes. I 
> know I can set vt as the console driver on 10.3-RELEASE, but the font 
> in vt is so ugly I want to gouge other peoples' eyes out to save them 
> from the horrors of seeing it. Adjusting the screen resolution only 
> helped a tiny bit -- not enough to save peoples' eyes from my angry 
> fingers. Tried the sample fonts inside /usr/share/vt/fonts/ already.
Nobody knows how to implement that hack or replicate its effect on sc? 
Then what about getting vt's display to look like sc?

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