Re: linux-kernel-digest V1 #1389

Adam D. Bradley (
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 17:02:21 -0500 (EST)

> Recently I started looking throught the kernel code in hopes of
> changing the alt+f* key sets to win95key+f*.

Actually, you shoudl start by looking through your Xfree86 source
code; X puts your keyboard in raw mode, so it can catch all your key
combinations. When it notices Ctrl-Alt-F*, then (if it's in the mood)
X puts the keyboard back in "cooked" mode and tells the kernel to
change VT's.

As for how the kernel handles (text mode) VT's, check
drivers/char/{console.c, vt.c} and their relatives, I think...

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> ** **

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