Subject: Re: Mouse for X?
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David C. Myers <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 05/05/1995 15:11:16
>A possibly related problem is that the up and down arrow keys don't work in
>X, particularly in telnet sessions using editors that otherwise recognize
>them. Is there a setting that I haven't made?

You can recover these keys using xmodmap.  The syntax goes something like:

xmodmap -e "keysym <keysym_number> = Up"
xmodmap -e "keysym <keysym_number> = Down"

Unfortunately, I can't remember the keysyms for the Up and Down arrow keys.
You can find them out by running xev, which you may have to build from
source (look in

You can combine the statements in quotes into a .xmodmaprc file, and have
xmodmap execute it automatically if you want.

>Also, has anyone else had a problem with a single button mouse forgetting
>which button it is supposed to be? After running X for several hours, the
>button no longer acts correctly. If I click in the background it does
>nothing, rather than bring up the pop up menu that works fine for the first
>few hours. Also, clicking on an iconized window doesn't expand it, just
>gives me the cursor to move it around - not as useful ;)

You definitely get this with twm, and the version of olvwm I built from
source does the same thing.  I don't recall ever getting it with fvwm,
though, so you might try that.  Get it from the Amiga archives at

Wait till you discover the problem with the "a" key...



David C. Myers                                  
Sales Engineer
American Computer & Electronics

               "I'm only ten and I've already got two mortal enemies..."
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