Re: Please test xkb-data 0.8-12exp2 in experimental
Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 08:57:14PM +0200, Denis Barbier wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 10:45:58PM +0000, Jörg Sommer wrote:
>> > Yves-Alexis Perez <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > > On Mon, 2006-09-18 at 19:11 +0000, Jörg Sommer wrote:
>> > >> Why is Fn+6 num_lock?
>> > >
>> > > On my system, (powerbook 5,6), Fn+F6 -is- numlock (but I thought it was
>> > > handled by the kernel)
>> > At me too, but I spoke about Fn + 6 (the key between 5 and 7, above T Z).
>> I went at an Apple Center today, and indeed 6 has the symbol you
>> described engraved on it; this key is immediately to the left of
>> the numpad (on keys 7, 8, 9) so it is indeed surely Num_Lock.
>> This is handled by the hardware, Fn + 6 returns keycode 77.
> On my powerbook (last-of-tibook generation, some 3-4 years old), US keyboard,
> the 6 key is part of the fn-enabled numerical pad, and is marked 'clear' for
> the combination with the fn key.
I've got the information in the german mac group that this is the clear
key found on a calculator. I tried the calculator (in german ‘Rechner’)
from OS X and, yes, it is the clear key used to reset the calculator.
I don't know if X has an equivalent, but it is not the num lock key.
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