Subject: Re: sfb0 on DEC3000
To: Toru Nishimura <>
From: Ted Sikora <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 05/23/2000 21:30:35
Toru Nishimura wrote:
> Ted Sikora wrote:
> >>> The sfb0 console works great on my DEC3000 (a bit slow but whos
> >>> complaining) I have one problem. The ctrl+alt and F keys do not work. Is
> >>> there a way to enable them, is this normal for the console buffer or is
> >>> support forthcoming?
> >>
> >> Could you show us which type of DEC keyboard you use LK201 or LK401,
> >> of which-country?
> >
> > I am using the LK401 kb(English)USA) on wskbd0 on wsdisplay0.
> 'key. Does "not work" mean no characters(s) is emitted when dressed?
> Mine is LK421-AA, which can produce codes for allow keys and F* keys.
> When conbined with 'Extended' key, such key strokes produce other set
> of characters.  'Compose' key and 'Alt Function' key are for more
> funcy purposes, and video console is not designed to care them deeply
> in this moment.
> Tohru Nishimura
They don't function correctly. For example in Midnight Commander
only f4 to f10 work *but* they are wrong... F10 closes the app but
intead it opens the menu(f9 should do this) f7 should make a directory
but f8 does this. The Do key closes it like f10...etc.
The esc key is a turkey shoot sometimes it works sometimes it does not.
The arrow keys right and left are non functional about half the time
also. Everything else though seems to work correctly except for
combinations like C^ A^. 

Ted Sikora
Jtl Development Group