function keys on the console in text
james.knott-bJEeYj9oJeDQT0dZR+AlfA at public.gmane.org
Wed Dec 10 21:43:41 UTC 2008
Mike Sillers wrote:
> I’ve just run into a new issues that I’m looking for ideas to resolve.
> It seems when I connect to a Linux workstation using the secure shell,
> I can use the function keys (specifically F1 to F4). If I am sitting
> at the console, the function keys return A, B, C and D respectively.
> I’m trying to set up an old computer as a workstation using ttylinux
> to connect to a UNIX server. I think it is using a 2.4 kernel. I’ve
> tried other flavours and a 2.6 kernel and they seem to exhibit the
> same behaviour and GUI is not an option here.
> Does anyone have any ideas?
Why is this a problem? Don't forget, when you are sitting at the
computer console, you can do things, such as switch "consoles", that you
can't do via ssh. You shouldn't be expecting them to behave the same,
because they are not the same thing.
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