On Jan 16 at 11:28 +0100, Christian Walther wrote: > I'm currently using the latest FreeBSD 6.1 patchlevel on an IBM > Thinkpad T23, and so far I'm quite happy with it. (I'll have an issue > with my ath-based WLAN-NIC, but I've to address this later.) > One thing I'm wondering about is if it is possible to use the fn-Key > as another special key in X, e.g. like Control or Alt. I'm using ion3 > as a window manager, and I found know hotkey configuration that > wouldn't affect the usage of hotkeys in applications. Using > fn+<something else> with X/ion3 would be nice. > But I don't know if fn sends a scan code like the other keys do, and > how I could map this key in X.
The deskutils/tpb port provides some functionality. You could try running xev to find the keycode of Fn, and then xmodmap to map it as a modifier key. My experience (on a TP R52) is that Fn has a keycode, but that it cannot be usefully combined with other keys. I would be happy to discover otherwise for reasons similar to yours. Tim.
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