> To sum up, Trinux boots from a single floppy then loads packages from web. > When Trinux is launched, it gets an IP address thanks to DHCP, and loads > additional packages (such as ssh) via ftp. Then Trinux is automatically > connected to a ssh server under Mandrake (my own workstation) to be able to > use tn5250 installed on the Mandrake. With a single floppy, any PC in the > shop can be automatically turned into a tn5250 station. I think it's a good > way to use old Pentium75 with a floppy and 16mo. I've been doing this with PicoBSD (floppy) and FreeSBIE (cd-rom) boots, allowing me to have a floppy or CD that I can boot and have a nice little workstation. Mine don't need to download anything, it all fits on the floppy or CD. Granted, the floppy images are a bit limited in their features, but if all you need is 5250 emulation, it works flawlessly. > So, what's the problem? The problem is that I really have to get a key > map as close as possible to the Client Access soft. That is to say F13 > to F24 with shift F9 to shift F12, ESC as âattentionâ (Control_a), > Left control key as Contol_x and so on. For my BSD-based systems, the keymaps included in the tn5250 distro work perfectly. I have no experience with Trinux, though. > If xt5250 is launched on my Mandrake, no problem. If it's in a real > console, I do not have access to the F21 to F24 keys and âattentionâ > is C-a. So I modified my keyboard layout (keycode 1 = Control_a Escape > instead of keycode 1 = Escape Escape and string F24 = "\033+" instead of > string F24 = "\033[38~") and I load it with loadkeys. Then it's ok, but > remmeber, we're here still on Mandrake. Normally a VT100-based terminal will only have F1-F20. Those terminals do not have F21-F24, consequently you need to make a custom termcap or terminfo for your system that has all 24 keys. There's a sample of this in the Linux directory of the tn5250 distro. Then, of course, you have to do: export TERM=my5250termname to enable your new terminfo/termcap/etc definitions. Again, I have no experience with Trinux, so I don't know if it uses termcap or terminfo... > The real problem is with the trinux diskless workstations. I create a > binary keymap file with my customized key map thanks to the dumpkmap (a > tool included in busybox that's used in a lot of tiny distros such as > Trinux) and load it with loadkmap. Then, guess what, ESC is > âattentionâ, no problem, but F21 to F24 are still unusable with > shift F9/F12 even if they are usable with âESC(â âESC)â > âESC_â and âESC+â. Sounds like the termcap/terminfo problem again. > > Finally, it may be useful to know that I'm using a French âazertyâ > keyboard. > If someone can help me, please let me know. I think I'm going to lose > patience ;) > I don't know anything about French keyboards :(
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