keyboard initialization in freebsd
stapleton.41 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 15:29:21 PDT 2008
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 1:25 PM, Tim Judd <tajudd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jim Stapleton wrote:
> > 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.
> > Thanks,
> > -Jim Stapleton
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> I have a Microsoft keyboard that places functions like "Save" "Open"
> "Reply" "Reply All" in the Function row keys F#. There is a Function
> lock key I have to use in order to use F# keys as F# keys. Annoys the
> crap out of me because it's no longer a keyboard and just a headache.
> Do you have a key on the top right of the keyboard that is labeled like
> a white F surrounded in a black square? That's my Function lock key,
> and it displays an LED saying that I can now use my F# keys as F#.
> Good luck.
Yeah, mine is MS too. As I said I got it working by pressing one of
the buttons also. I was just wondering what changed between 6.2 and
7.0. There were no issues in 6.2
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