fn+f8 switch video mode does not work (keycodes scancodes keymaps)

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Thu Oct 13 15:15:24 PDT 2011

On 10/13/11 09:57 AM, =JeffH wrote:
>  > My guess would be that fn+f8 sends winkey + p, since that is the
>  > standard "presentation mode" shortcut on windows 7. This would also
>  > explain the 'p' you're seeing.
> thx for your thoughts on it.
> however, I'm not pressing the key marked with the windows logo on the keyboard,
> I'm pressing the "Fn" key (plus the F8 key of course).

It doesn't matter what keys you press, but what keycodes the BIOS reports,
and whether the BIOS follows Microsoft's suggestion to lie to the OS to
make Windows 7 work better and other OS'es work worse:


	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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