Bug#235241: bug resolved
On Thursday 11 March 2004 05:00 am, you wrote:
> So, just curious and for the record, would you please try if things
> also do work, when you add
> Option "VBERestore" "1"
> to your device section?
> - Christian
Thanks for the suggestion.
If I put
Option "VBERestore" "1"
in the Device section of XF86Config-4, then I find that the keypress
C-A-F1 will still switch to vt1. HOWEVER, when I use A-F7 to switch
back, the screen goes blank.
If I put
Option "VBERestore" "0"
then everything works totally correctly. (I assume that "0" is the
I have an 845G chipset. I think that VBERestore option was put in to
help people with 830G chipsets. According to
this option was to allow 830G users to optionally back out a fix that
had to be put in to get correct behaviour for my chipset, the 845G.
After all of this, I think my problem was not the drivers at all. It
turns out that 4.3.0 changed the rules for Xmodmap. The trap keys
like C-A-F1 that had been implicit, were put explicitly into the
internal xmodmap. If you do "xmodmap -pke" as root in a terminal,
you'll see them in there.
I was using an old modified Xmodmap to remap my keyboard, a
Happy-Hacker's model, to make the diamond keys do a Delete-forward.
But my Xmodmap didn't have the new entries for the trap keys! So I
had to make a new Xmodmap starting from a current output of "xmodmap
-pke". That solved the problem.
So I don't know which Debian update "solved" my problem, since my
problem was of my own making and not something about the drivers.
Sorry. Hope the above data point helps.