ttymap documentation (was Re: SUMMARY: HELP! uucico hangs.)
martin at mwtech.UUCP
Wed Jan 17 22:07:49 AEST 1990
As the poster has pointed out, there are some problems with
ttymap. In fact, the documentation is poor. Be careful on
other circumstances too. Some points I figured out myself
for the virtuell console screens are:
- ttymap partially affects the active screen only,
but partially affects all screens (the latter
is true for scan code mapping). So be careful
how you remap your keyboard (do you want it
to be effective all the time or only for this
- Parts of the scan code mapping do not allways
work as described (esp. the CAPS/NUM feature).
- ttymapping can sometimes be counterproductive
for using VP/ix. At least "toggle" to the
unmapped state, before you enter VP/ix.
- Never reset the mapping (ttymap -d) if you
are *not* root. It seems, that this (at least)
hangs the keyboard so that you have to reboot,
if there's no second terminal.
I hope this was helpfull especially to international users,
who might run into this sort of problems, because they typically
need more mapping. If you have any (or other) problems or
solutions to the above ones, you may send me e-mail. Im willing
to help you and I want to extend the knowledge about my system.
Martin Weitzel, email: martin at mwtech.UUCP, voice: 49-(0)6151-6 56 83
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