Subject: Re: Keyboard Problems
To: Karol Krizka <email@example.com>
From: matthew sporleder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/25/2005 18:57:32
Which shell were you using previously where you could use home/end, etc?
On 8/25/05, Karol Krizka <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 8/25/05, matthew sporleder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > NetBSD is also oriented to newer machines, where it runs faster than
> > "modern" bloated operating systems created to help sell faster
> > hardware.
> > </advocacy>
> I might switch my amd64 laptop to netbsd too depending on how I like
> it on the server. So far I like it a lot. Just a question, has anyone
> have a broadcom wireless working? I know on linux they don't provide
> any drivers so I have to use a ndis wrapper.
> > Check your dmesg to see what type of keyboard, etc is getting loaded
> > (dmesg|grep -i key), and also make sure you're using a sane $TERM. In
> > the meantime, try using the normal vi keys (hjkl to move, x to delete,
> > etc) to avoid problems with special keys.
> # dmesg|grep -i key
> wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
> and TERM is xterm when I ssh in and vt100 on the computer. Same
> behaviour on both so I don't think that is the problem. About the vi
> keys, they work and it's exactly the same thing people on the IRC
> channel suggested :P But I would still like to get home and end
> buttons working because I am quite used to them when using shell.
> I also checked the stty man page and don't understand most of the
> things. What should I be looking for?
> > Now that I test it, all of my keys in that area produce ~ on the
> > command line as well, but in a program that does read them (vim), they
> > work just fine.
> > On 8/25/05, Karol Krizka <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > After finding a old unused server on work, I decided to try to set it
> > > up as a personal webserver. No Linux cd would boot (framebuffer/ram
> > > errors) and FreeBSD Install CD took like 5 minutes to select the
> > > install option. So I remembered reading somewhere that NetBSD is the
> > > one oriented for old machines. To no suprise, the install was a
> > > breeze. Exept I have a problem now. Some keys on the keyboard won't
> > > work right and I tried several shells (sh,ksh,bash). Pressing
> > > insert/delete/PageUp/PageDown produces a ~ instead of what it should
> > > and I have no idea what is wrong. Any ideas what could fix this? It's
> > > a real PITA now to try to edit files with vi as most of the time it
> > > makes the lettter captial or nothing at all when I try to delete. Als=
> > > in vi, backspace works as a left arrow and delete as backspace and
> > > somtimes it makes the last key capital.
> > >
> > > Any help would be appreciated.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Cheers,
> > > Karol Krizka
> > >
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> > >
> Karol Krizka
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