Subject: Re: Jornada X keyboard problems.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brad Spencer <email@example.com>
Date: 08/20/2002 11:33:44
Brad Spencer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> [A slightly related question]
> Is it possible to make the touchscreen hold a "mouse" button down and not
> just produce a quick click?? It is very hard to use the menus in twm,
> xterm and probably emacs with just a button click??
I was gonna go there next. I was thinking we'd probably have to go
with a window manager that could use single button clicks with a desktop
manager of some sort. waste of real-estate however...
Ya.. I was hoping that I could see tvtwm and/or piewm. Of course, if the
keyboard mouse worked, then that would be a way to get a "held down"
> What I had noticed is that every key would repeat, apparently forever.
> After some debugging statements were inserted into the Xhpc server, I also
> noticed that the raw key codes being used by the X server did not match
> any sort of reality that I could figure out.
oh yeah. I forgot about that. I put 'xset r off' in my .xinitrc to get
over that. Maybe that was foiling my attempts to debug my problem. Or
rather, was a side-effect of the real problem. It stands to reason that
if keypress/keyrelease events get out of sync, there'd be repetition.
I personally suspect that the keypress and release values were just wrong.
They didn't match anything I could understand, even when I hand applied
the code in the X server to the values I saw. This is why I tried the
WSCONS way of doing things. The IBM XT/AT way of doing things is just
> On a hunch, I reenabled the use of /dev/wskbd in the Xhpc server, as that
> appears to work on hpcarm. Here is a little patch that you apply against
> the file:
Cool. I'm not in a position to be able to compile Xhpc. Can you put a
This is an X server build from the latest xsrc code. In that same
directory is all of my build of X11R6 on my Jornada. You will see the
Extract them into a /usr/X11R6/ directory. Note that some of these are
quite large and my link to the Net is not that big.
Thanks for the efforts.
Brad Spencer - email@example.com
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