On 5 Apr 2010 at 14:24, Jeff Harris wrote:

Date sent: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 14:24:59 -0700
From: Jeff Harris <ledhed@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: linux5250@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [LINUX5250] Key Mapping for tn5250 when launched
from bash
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I'm new to this list and tn5250. I've installed tn5250 and it works great
with one exception.

When I run xt5250 from X11/Gnome the emulators keys behave as expected.
[SHIFT] + [F12] = F24, but when I run tn5250 from a bash shell when I press
the same keys I get no response as if the F24 key doesn't exist.

man tn5250

It shows a number of options. In the bash shell, I'v used the following key
option which works similar to the original 5250's use of the command key
before the function keys were added.

ESC Shift + (Above = sign not numeric pad)

The original 5250 had a cmd key on the left, and then used 1 thru = for F1
thru F12, and cmd key plus shift 1 the shift = for the F13 to F24.

There are a couple of keys that gnome uses that effect this.

There is also a Java version of tn5250 that has a built in key mapper, but it
runs under a shell but haven't tried it on a fully text shell?

I've searched the mailing list archives but was unable to find a clear
answer. Most of the solutions involved changing .Xdefaults or XTerm
settings. These solutions wont help when launching tn5250 in a non X11

Any help is appreciated.


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