Beowulf digest, Vol 1 #1090 - 10 msgs

Daniel Kidger Daniel.Kidger at
Mon Nov 11 09:59:26 PST 2002

Just my 2cents worth for now...

>Note: Esc key is reproduced on a VT100 or later term with CTRL-[
>That's the left square bracket key.

- This should be common knowledge. On most keyboard mappings, the control
key modifies ascii characters to subtract '64' hence allowing values in the
range 0-31 to be entered
  A-Z give 1-26, but also note that in ascii: @ preceeds A, and Z is
followed by   [\]^_`

- for F-keys over a serial line <cntl-F> followed by the digit often works
if <esc>digit doesn't

- for /etc/inittab I would use agetty rather than mingetty for serial
consoles, the latter only seems to work reliably for slow baudrates.


Dr. Dan Kidger, Quadrics Ltd.      daniel.kidger at
One Bridewell St., Bristol, BS1 2AA, UK         0117 915 5505
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