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[Freeipmi-devel] Re: freeipmi 0.8.0b2 on netbsd

From: Al Chu
Subject: [Freeipmi-devel] Re: freeipmi 0.8.0b2 on netbsd
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:49:02 -0700

Hi John,

I suppose this wouldn't be impossible to add, I'd have to figure out
what characters each F1-F12 equate to (maybe you know, but I don't, just
need to research).  It wouldn't be too far removed from the &D escape I
already have (some keyboard's apparently send something else other than
the delete character when you hit 'del').


On Thu, 2009-10-22 at 14:18 -0700, john heasley wrote:
> Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 01:20:55PM -0700, Al Chu:
> > Hey John,
> > 
> > Thanks for the input.  Everything should be fixed in beta3.  I'll try to
> > release it today or tomorrow.
> Hi.  A feature suggestion; I personally hate PCs or more precisely BIOS,
> biggest PoS I've ever encountered.  From the Unix and X11 side, it'd be
> really sweet to be able send the myriad of PC function keys from a non-PC
> keyboard via SOL to be able to control BIOS set-up and the BIOS
> set-up/maintenance features of various raid cards etc.
> The PC Weasel board was cool in this regard; hit the escape sequence (ctrl
> shift 6), then k or something like that, then F 1 or F 1 2, or E S C, or
> C T R L - S H I F T - 1, etc and it translated that to whatever the sequence
> is for those keys.  Sadly, the Weasel isnt made anymore, but it didnt have
> all the capabilities of IPMI anyway.
Albert Chu
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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