XF4, SysRq, VT, mouse buttons, Keymaps and all that

Michel Dänzer michdaen at iiic.ethz.ch
Wed Apr 18 10:08:05 EST 2001

Iain Sandoe wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2001, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > Iain Sandoe wrote:
> [..]
> >> Michel's advice to "option XkbDisable" gives partial functionality (VT
> >> switches, server re-start).... but... with no mouse button emulation or
> >> SysRq. (haven't tried MoL yet).
> >
> > The latter two aren't X but kernel issues.
> agreed - so how come installing a new version of X blows them away :-/
> (maybe it's a co-incidence...  hmmm... did I try 2.4.4 _before_ I
> upgraded... can't remember)...
> AH! I know what I changed - I've left off the "Xpmac backward compatibility"
> CONFIG option ... should I still use that with XF4 ?

Don't think so. The thing is XF4 doesn't do mouse button emulation, the kernel
does that. For SysRq I suspect that has to do with Linux keycodes?

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)    \   Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
CS student, Free Software enthusiast   \        XFree86 and DRI project member

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