[lug] Notes from the demos tonight (2005-05-12)

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Fri May 13 18:43:26 MDT 2005

On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 05:40:20PM -0600, Zan Lynx wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-05-13 at 09:22 -0600, Michael J. Hammel wrote:
> > One other question - VT switching doesn't work on this box.  I have one
> > of those Logitech internet keyboards with all kinds of extra (re:
> > useless) buttons.  A Dell keyboard on another box with the same
> > installation does do VT switching.  Is it possible this keyboard just
> > don't work with that?  Is there something in the inittab or kernel I
> > should check for to enable VT switching?  I never looked at this before
> > - it's always just worked.
> A fancy Logitech IntarWeb keyboard? :-)
> One thing I've noticed with keyboards that share the function keys with
> other fancier functions is that some of them default to Help, Email,
> Web, etc instead of function key definitions.
> To switch VT's, see if there is some mode-switch key on the keyboard,
> then try the function keys.
> I have a Logitech DiNovo Bluetooth keyboard/mouse set at home, and it
> defaults to function keys, but sometimes I accidentally switch it into
> extras mode (the switch key is right next to Esc, and me a vi user) and
> waste time figuring out why things aren't working.

Lucky you :-) My Logitech Navigator board defaults to alien-keycode mode ....
'I always need to switch on the function keys.

 Cheers Ralf Mattes

> -- 
> Zan Lynx <zlynx at acm.org>

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