keyboard initialization in freebsd
tajudd at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 19:01:49 PDT 2008
Jim Stapleton wrote:
> 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
> -Jim Stapleton
I haven't used my MS keyboard on 7.0 yet. the box it's hooked up to is
a test box and i'm going through a torture session quickly. :P
I'll check it soon though. Are you looking for any feedback, any
special specific feedback?
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