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

From: john heasley
Subject: [Freeipmi-devel] Re: freeipmi 0.8.0b2 on netbsd
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:25:12 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)

Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 10:49:02AM -0700, Al Chu:
> 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').

maybe the pty/tty/X; eg: on freebsd/netbsd, keys can be mapped to other
keycodes within the keyboard drivers (wskbd).

I'm not sure what the codes/escape strings are; I had them stored
somewhere, but cant find them now.  This looks promising:

> Al
> 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
> address@hidden
> Computer Scientist
> High Performance Systems Division
> Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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