How can I scroll back the output in FreeBSD's console without Scroll Lock?

eugene y asked:

I’ve installed FreeBSD inside a VM on a laptop. As it turns out, the laptop keyboard has no Scroll Lock key, which is used for scrolling the screen back in FreeBSD’s console. How can I scroll back the output without Scroll Lock?

My answer:


Laptop keyboards usually have a Fn key so that keys on a normal PC keyboard can be replicated. You should find that some combination of Fn and another key (hint: look for the blue text on your keys) will perform Scroll Lock. For instance, on my cheap netbook, FnF12 performs Scroll Lock.


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