Re: X and VT-switching bug? [anybody willing to fix X?]

Guest section DW (
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 12:59:18 +0100 (MET)

> Which is impossible with current drivers/char/keyboard.c. Codes are
> translated as soon as they are pressed, raw mode depends on setting of
> console at time key was pressed, not at time character is read. Smells
> like design bug?

Hmm - for ^C and ^Z to work they will have to be processed
before the application reads them. The same goes at a different
level for action keys like Ctrl-Alt-Del and console switches.

Since different processes can have different interrupt characters,
the keyboard driver seems forced to process characters immediately.