Help with function keys under solaris

Erez Tal (etal@motorola.com)
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 09:15:07 +0200


I complied the latest stable  release of afterstep and aterm and 
installed them on a ultrasparc2 running solaris 8. I seem to have 
problems with using the function keys and some other special keys on my 
keyboard.

Under aterm , the funcion keys F1-F12 beep , print a number and then 
print the sign '~'. I get similar problems with the PgUp/PgDn/Home/End 
keys (They do not print a number). Also there are some special keys on 
my keyboard like Copy/Paste/Cut etc. which give similar results to the 
function keys under aterm. All these keys function correctly under xterm 
and dtterm.

In addition the PgUp/PgDn/Home/End keys stoped working in Nedit or gvim 
after installing afterstep (the special keys do work in the editors).

Another thing I noticed (might be unrelated) is that when I start aterm 
, in the shell from which I start atrem , I get the following message:
'aterm: input method doesn't support my preedit type'
and the first line in the new aterm is:
'tcsh: using dumb terminal settings.'

Any help and suggestions will be very welcome.
Erez Tal

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