Keymaps. Keyboards. ...
amanda at shellworld.net
Tue Nov 13 13:07:13 EST 2001
Yes and Thinkpads are out there at some great prices too. Recently saw
one with 500MHZ and 128MB with 10G HD for $699. Was very very tempted!
On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Janina Sajka wrote:
> It's interesting to me that you get a scan code for the fn key. That
> should prove valuable in the end, though I'm not in a position to advise
> how to code for it. What I think would be very useful on the Thinkpad is
> to create a key function, perhaps FN+Control that pops up the keyboard.
> Thinkpads are great machines, but the Shift+ScrollLock thing to access the
> pop up numeric has got to go.
> On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, Buddy Brannan wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > OK, I actually have a keyboard layout that I like better than the last
> > one I submitted. I shifted everything down one row for the most part,
> > moved the stuff on the bottom up to the number keys on the top,
> > changed a couple of other keypad assignments...but it's more
> > consistent with the keypad definitions on the numeric keypad. I think
> > I might build a kernel with that keypad so I can use right alt-q to
> > silence the Speakup boot messages on my laptop. But I'm running into a
> > little behavior, and I wonder if anyone has a clue what I can do about
> > it? ("Don't press that key" is an answer I've already thought of.)
> > The FN key on my Thinkpad A21M does not, as I mentioned, activate an
> > embedded numeric keypad. It does do some other things (at least in a
> > non-Linux OS). In Linux, however, all it seems to do is stick a
> > message like
> > Keyboard: Unknown scan code 0e 63
> > It's something like that, but obviously i'm not typing this on that
> > keyboard.
> > I tried running showkey, but it did the same thing with that
> > particular key.
> > Anyone have any ideas about this particular key and how I can make use
> > of it (or at least get rid of the error message)?
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