Subject: Re: Xisms
To: Valtteri Vuorikoski <email@example.com>
From: Erik Vogan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/14/1995 16:12:03
On Fri, 14 Jul 1995, Valtteri Vuorikoski wrote:
> > As to a fix for the missing "a" key, I haven't heard of one yet, and at
> > about the time the "a" key goes, so do the left and right arrow keys.
> > Quite annoying, I must say. Also, for the wrapping mouse problem, I
> Looks like some window managers bring out this behavior. fvwm 2.0 always
> had it, fvwm 1.24r only has it with control-a, I didn't notice either on
> twm or tvtwm.
wrong! I have a IIx, and any kernel after mrg supported was
grafted in (I haven't tried them all, but all of the ones that I've
tried) has had the braindead 'A' key problem. This is for all kernels from
at least april on. Period. Not just control A, not under a certain
window manager, not just on tuesdays! So that theory just went down in
flames (at least for the IIx and the mrg based kernels).
Someone (I'm sorry, I really don't remember who) from the list
gave me an excellent explanation that the 'A' key did not work because
the kernel was not seeing a key up signal and was not registering the
keypress as a result. This might be wrong - I really just can't find the
explanation in my vast mail archives. Maybe whoever posted the original
text could respond.
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