Num Lock key in X, PF keys, involves xmodmap, xev

Paul B. Mahol onemda at
Sun Jul 5 23:06:08 UTC 2009

On 7/5/09, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> Additional information, just recognized:
> When Num Lock is on (as described in my first message), some window
> manager functions don't work anymore: When doubleclicking on a title
> bar, the window does not roll up. When pressing Alt and dragging a
> window with the left mouse button, the window does not move. If
> Num Lock is switched off, it works as intended. With Num Lock on,
> other things still work, such as pressing Ctrl and Shift and double-
> clicking on the title bar maximizes the window (Ctrl alone maximizes
> vertically, and Shift horizontally). Pressing Alt and clicking left
> on the title bar sets the window into the background. (For most of
> these functionalities, I'd like to use the 2x5 keys on the left as
> I did it with the Sun keyboard.)

Functionality you are seeking is trivial in fvwm2 case.
There is IgnoreModifiers [L][2][5] command.

In syscons(4) case available functionality is somehow limited ...


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