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KBD_MODE(1)             FreeBSD General Commands Manual            KBD_MODE(1)

NAME
       kbd_mode - recover the PC console keyboard

SYNOPSIS
       kbd_mode [ -a -u ]

DESCRIPTION
       Kbd_mode resets the PC console keyboard to a rational state.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -a      Set the keyboard so that ASCII characters are read from the
               console.

       -u      Set the keyboard so that undecoded keyboard values are read
               from the console.

EXAMPLES
       If the server crashes or otherwise fails to put the keyboard back in
       ascii mode when it exits, it can leave your keyboard dead.  If you are
       able to login remotely, you can reset it typing:

            kbd_mode -a

       Conversely, changing the keyboard to ascii mode while the server is
       running will make the keyboard appear to be dead while the the mouse
       continues to work.  Again, if you are able to login remotely, you can
       reset it typing:

            kbd_mode -u

XFree86                          Version 4.7.0                     KBD_MODE(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | EXAMPLES

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