Subject: Re: Xisms
To: Valtteri Vuorikoski <>
From: Erik Vogan <>
List: macbsd-general
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.

							erik vogan

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