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RE: Using Cygwin to connect an AIX box. Questions for german, italian, french, spanish [...] users
- From: "Pille Geert (bkarnd)" <geert dot pille at vandemoortele dot com>
- To: 'Stephane Poirey' <moins20 at ifrance dot com>, cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 09:19:07 +0100
- Subject: RE: Using Cygwin to connect an AIX box. Questions for german, italian, french, spanish [...] users
- Reply-to: cygwin-xfree at cygwin dot com
What does "give up" mean?
I came to the conclusion that the X-terminal-emulators on AIX (and HP/UX)
were not up to handling international keyboards. It took a couple of days
for this knowledge to reach my brain.
Now I'm starting xterms on Cygwin/Xfree86, and then connect to the hosts.
xterm -fn -adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--14-140-75-75-m-90-iso8859-15 \
-ls -bd green -fg black -bg white -j -sb -sl 512 \
-tn xterm -geometry 80x50 \
-e uizvdm18 -l ex1 &
See the last line: uizvdm18 is a symbolic link to /usr/bin/rlogin.exe and
the name of a host, on which I log in as "ex1"
Nienta Problema this way.
From: Stephane Poirey [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: maandag 5 augustus 2002 18:25
Subject: Using Cygwin to connect an AIX box. Questions for german,
italian, french, spanish [...] users
I'm connecting to a AIX box. Since my laptop has a french keyboard layout I
first managed to build a french keymap.
xkbcomp.exe -xkm -m fr /etc/X11/xkb/keymap/xfree86 /tmp/fr.xkm
And then I use a ms-dos batch script to launch my X client with the right
bash -c "/usr/X11R6/bin/XWin.exe :0 -query aixbox +kb -xkbmap fr -fullscreen
First of all, I have to use +kb in order to have my fr keymap working, if I
use -kb (like mentioned in the FAQ) I'll be under default (US) keymap.
Everything goes right until I try to print some special characters like '|'
or '\', which are accessible with the famous 'Alt Gr' key.
In fact the Alt Gr key simply does not work at all,
I've found several usefull hints in the FAQ but none really solved my
The most efficient action is to do a
xmodmap -e 'keysym Mode_switch = Alt_R'
just after login in... This way I can have at least one dtterm accepting my
Alt_R signal and fully understanding it as a regular Mode_switch.
But unfortunately this will works once (in only one dtterm).
I know that Alt Gr problems were under the spotligth in the past and there
probably no solution since it seems to be an aix related problem, but I
to ask people using non-qwerty keyboards what solution do they adopted (if
did'nt give up) ?
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