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Re: [opensuse] Xorg changing screen size and SaX2
  • From: Wendell Nichols <wcn00@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 18:36:36 -0400
  • Message-id: <47EEC474.4090606@xxxxxxx>
Most laptops have a "Fn numlock" key combo. you will likely see a + and a - in blue or subscript on the numlock keys. Mine are on what would normally be the semi-colon and slash keys. With the keyboard in numlock mode you can use the numlock + and - key to rotate through your xmode settings.
let me know if that works for you...

Bruce Samhaber wrote:
After some more reading on the Xorg site and modes, the keystrokes require the KEYPAD+ and KEYPAD- which are not on the laptop.
Is there anyway to map them from other keys?

On Saturday 29 March 2008 12:30, Bruce Samhaber wrote:

I have used the XF86 for many years and have always liked the 'zooming'
feature of changing the screen mode on the fly with the CTRL-Alt-'+' or
CTRL-Alt-'-' combinations.

I am currently running with SuSe 10.1 on both a desktop and an IBM T42
Laptop. The 'zooming' works on the desktop but not the laptop.

I am speculating that the problem might just be the keyboard on the laptop.
But since I do not have a keyboard that will work to plug into the laptop I
cannot debug it that way. Is there some other way to see what the keyboard
is getting for key strokes?

If someone has a better explanation & fix I would like to hear it.


Bruce Samhaber
Senior Hardware Design Consultant
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Fax: 613-724-5987 Ottawa, Ontario
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