• Subject: Re: alt-f1, help, sysreq
  • From: Sean Porterfield <sporter@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 11:48:38 -0400
  • Organization: Best Distributing Co.

"Chad S. Lauritsen" wrote:

> To get everything straight from the last time i asked, alt-f1 is mapped
> to the help key in default CA kb setups. However, our twinax 5250
> terminals do have an alt key, and i guess alt-f1 does the same thing as
> the "help" key. I see that there is a "help" key in the linux 5250
> emulator, accessible via meta-h. But how do I know what my "meta" key
> is? How do I control which key it is?

I have never found my meta key...  Are you using X or console mode?  In X, you
can edit your XTerm file and map the help key to whatever you want.  The file
gets installed (on Red Hat at least) in /usr/local/share/tn5250/XTerm

Simply add a line for the key you want to map.  I put mine on the Esc key for
convenience, so my XTerm has:
        <Key>Escape: string("\033\110") \n\

I don't know how to map with the Alt key pressed, though.  And I'm not familiar
with console mode keymapping - but Alt-F1 is used to switch to virtual terminal
1, so you probably wouldn't want to remap that anyway.

> Also, regarding the sysreq ctl-c, does that work like it should for
> everybody? I once had hoped to use it to kill a runaway job on the 400,
> but pressing ctl-c didn't do anything.

Yes, it works for me.  Pressing CTRL-C brings up the sysrq menu as if you had
pressed SysRq then Enter on a regular terminal (or Client Access).

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