v2.13, 2002-10-12

This note contains some information about the Linux keyboard and console, and the use of non-ASCII characters. It describes Linux 2.0.

  1. Useful programs
  2. Keyboard generalities
  3. Console generalities
  4. Resetting your terminal
    1. Keyboard hardware reset
  5. Delete and Backspace
    1. How to tell Unix what character you want to use to delete the last typed character
    2. How to tell Linux what code to generate when a key is pressed
    3. How to tell X to interchange Delete and Backspace
    4. How to tell emacs what to do when it receives a Delete or Backspace
    5. How to tell emacs to interchange Delete and Backspace
    6. How to tell kermit to interchange Delete and Backspace
    7. How to tell xterm to interchange Delete and Backspace
    8. How to tell xterm about your favourite tty modes
    9. How to tell non-Motif X applications that the Del key deletes forward
    10. How to tell xmosaic that the Backspace key generates a DEL
    11. A better solution for Motif-using programs, like netscape
    12. What about termcap and terminfo?
    13. A complete solution
  6. The console character sets
  7. Console switching
    1. Changing the number of Virtual Consoles
  8. Ctrl-Alt-Del and other special key combinations
    1. Ctrl-Alt-Del (Boot)
    2. Other combinations
    3. X Combinations
    4. Dosemu Combinations
    5. Composing symbols
    6. The SysRq key
    7. Problems
  9. How to get out of raw mode
  10. The keyboard LEDs
  11. The TERM variable
    1. Terminfo
  12. How to make other programs work with non-ASCII chars
  13. XFree86
    1. What precisely does XFree86-2.1 do when it initializes its keymap?
  14. Unusual keys and keyboards
    1. Funkeys
  15. Examples of use of loadkeys and xmodmap
    1. `I can use only one finger to type with'
    2. Sticky keys under X
  16. Changing the video mode
    1. Instructions for the use of resizecons
  17. Changing the keyboard repeat rate
  18. Scrolling
  19. Screensaving
  20. Screen dumps
  21. Some properties of the VT100 - application key mode
  22. Hardware incompatibility
  23. Copyright

Andries Brouwer