iDRAC6 linux client arrow/print keys broken

cgm 999cgm at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 02:53:00 CST 2012


This is old, but a small patch to make  ctrl_r send ctrl_l :

--- keycode-hack.c-orig 2012-02-27 17:57:12.000000000 +0200
+++ keycode-hack.c      2012-02-27 18:07:38.000000000 +0200
@@ -97,6 +97,9 @@
                case XK_Print:
                        keyevent->keycode = 111;
                        break;
+               case XK_Control_R:
+                       keyevent->keycode = 37;
+                       break;
                }

Also for some reason oracle java 1.7 is not working with idrac (no keys are
sent) did not had much time to dig.

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Frederik Kriewitz <frederik at kriewitz.eu>wrote:

> Hello,
>
> when starting the iDRAC6 KVM linux desktop PC the arrow and print keys
> don't work because of incompatible key event IDs.
> Tested on a redhat desktop system with the latest iDrac firmware (1.70
> (Build 21)) with various Rxxx Servers.
> A workaround for the arrow keys is using the arrow keys of the num
> pad. But I'm not aware of any workaround for the print key. So SysRq
> can't be used (The macro doesn't work for me either).
>
> A more detailed description and more complete workaround can be found here:
>
> http://www.anchor.com.au/blog/2011/03/evil-hack-to-make-arrow-and-sysreq-keys-work-with-a-dell-idrac-kvm-and-linux-desktop/
>
> Are there any plans to fix this in the java client?
>
> Best Regards,
> Frederik Kriewiztz
>
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