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

Iain Sandoe iain at sandoe.co.uk
Wed Apr 18 19:03:11 EST 2001

On  Wed, Apr 18, 2001, Tony Mantler wrote:
> At 7:28 PM -0500 4/17/2001, Iain Sandoe wrote:
> [...]
>>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.
> I think if you enable linux keycodes on the console, then use showkeys, you
> can get the proper values to plug into those files.
> Bit of a PITA, but at least they'll (hopefully) always be consistant.

Well, I looked at the source and the mouse button emulation is OK (on
right-ctl, alt).  Don't quite understand when/how it moved from <alt-2,
alt-3> ;-)


The SysRq situation is more difficult to understand - but the code is very
readable (nice stuff from Franz) - I just need to draw myself a picture
(gave up at 3am this morning).

How about a revolution  ;-?

Could we come to a consensus about a key to use that will work for both
Laptops & desktops?

How about <Power> ?  It seems to send keycode 0x7f (or 0x7e on 3400)...


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