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

Iain Sandoe iain at sandoe.co.uk
Wed Apr 18 10:28:52 EST 2001

 Michel Dänzer wrote:
> 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.

Yep.  But maybe it puts the emulated button presses on different keys
with/without backward compat.  I'll have a look in a minute.

The frustration is that the keycodes are listed in
/proc/sys/dev/mac_hid/mouse_buttonX_keycode - but finding out which physical
key combination relates to the numbers doesn't appear to be trivial.

>For SysRq I suspect that has to do with Linux keycodes?

Not soley/directly - I've had linux keycodes enabled (and the new input
layer) for months... (including in 2.2.x back-ported version in Ben's old

I know I'm asking dumb questions... but it's gradually beginning to make
some sense..

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