locale support by Xlib - X configuration on Ultra2

Michael G. Jung mikej at confluenttech.com
Sat Feb 5 11:21:13 PST 2005


I'm attempting to get X working on Ultra2 - With many thanks
to Marcel Moolenaar <marcel at xcllnt.net>, I was able to 
get keyboard support working on both Ultra2 and Ultra1-E 
using 6.0-CURRENT.

For X I'm using a serial mouse which seems to work fine,=20
however the keyboard does not function as expected
within X applications like Kword, xterm, etc.

Keys on the keyboard produce incorrect but=20
consistent key patterns on the screen.  For
example in xterm the key"4" always produces=20
"ff", key "5" produces "fg", key "6" produces=20
"fh" etc.

The keyboard works great outside of X. This is Xorg
6.8.1 implementation or X installed from ports.

When I started firing off xterm on a remote machine
targeting the sun's local DISPLAY I got the messages:

 Warning: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C
 Warning: X locale modifiers not supported, using default
 Failed to open input method

Which if I get it right means that Xlib doesn't know how
to map the keyboard for my locallity set by the variable

How do you know what locales xlib supports?  looking in
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale or the output of locale -a hasn't
yielded results for me.  I certainly don't have any 
experience here... I've tried many values but only with the
same results...

I know this is bleeding edge on these old Sparc boxes - thanks
in advance for any suggestions.


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