You can remap the function keys of an IA-based machine so that they function like the Help, Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, and Front keys on a SPARC keyboard. You can also remap the right Control key to be a Meta key.
Note the following sections concerning "Function Key Remapping" apply only to IA-based machines. Once you remap the keys, you cannot use kdmconfig to change setup or video information without first undoing the keyboard remapping.
Follow these steps to create and use your remapping script:
Create a file in your home directory called fkeys using any text editor.
Type in the script as shown in "C.3.1.1 The fkeys Script".
Save the changes and quit the editor.
At the prompt, type
You must be in the same directory as the script file.
Click a mouse button in the Workspace to make the script take effect.
Once you have completed these steps you can use the function keys as Help, Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, and Front keys.
Type the following script into the file fkeys, as described in Step 1.
! keysym F2 = L10 keysym F3 = L6 keysym F4 = L8 keysym F5 = L9 keysym F8 = L4 keysym F9 = L5 remove control = Control_R keycode 0x47 = Meta_R add mod1 = Meta_R
There are two ways to switch the keys back to their original settings. The first is to exit the OpenWindows software and start it up again. The second method, which is preferable, is to create a second script and initiate it any time you want to switch back.
Follow these instructions to create the second script:
Use any editor to create a file called normal.
This file must be in the same directory that contains the fkeys script.
Type in the script as shown in "C.3.2.1 The normal Script".
Save the changes and quit the editor.
At the prompt, type:
You must type the command in the same directory as the script file.
Type the following script into the file normal, as described in Step 1.
keycode 8 = grave asciitilde keycode 9 = 1 exclam keycode 10 = 2 at keycode 11 = 3 numbersign keycode 12 = 4 dollar keycode 13 = 5 percent keycode 14 = 6 asciicircum keycode 15 = 7 ampersand keycode 16 = 8 asterisk keycode 17 = 9 parenleft keycode 18 = 0 parenright keycode 19 = minus underscore keycode 20 = equal plus keycode 21 = keycode 22 = BackSpace keycode 23 = Tab keycode 24 = Q keycode 25 = W keycode 26 = E keycode 27 = R keycode 28 = T keycode 29 = Y keycode 30 = U keycode 31 = I keycode 32 = O keycode 33 = P keycode 34 = bracketleft braceleft keycode 35 = bracketright braceright keycode 36 = backslash bar brokenbar keycode 37 = Caps_Lock keycode 38 = A keycode 39 = S keycode 40 = D keycode 41 = F keycode 42 = G keycode 43 = H keycode 44 = J keycode 45 = K keycode 46 = L keycode 47 = semicolon colon keycode 48 = apostrophe quotedbl keycode 49 = keycode 50 = Return keycode 51 = Shift_L keycode 52 = keycode 53 = Z keycode 54 = X keycode 55 = C keycode 56 = V keycode 57 = B keycode 58 = N keycode 59 = M keycode 60 = comma less keycode 61 = period greater keycode 62 = slash question keycode 63 = keycode 64 = Shift_R keycode 65 = Control_L keycode 66 = keycode 67 = Alt_L keycode 68 = space keycode 69 = Alt_R keycode 70 = keycode 71 = Control_R keycode 72 = keycode 73 = keycode 74 = keycode 75 = keycode 76 = keycode 77 = keycode 78 = keycode 79 = keycode 80 = keycode 81 = keycode 82 = Insert keycode 83 = Delete keycode 84 = keycode 85 = keycode 86 = Left keycode 87 = Home keycode 88 = End keycode 89 = keycode 90 = Up keycode 91 = Down keycode 92 = Prior keycode 93 = Next keycode 94 = keycode 95 = keycode 96 = Right keycode 97 = Num_Lock keycode 98 = Home KP_7 KP_7 keycode 99 = Left KP_4 KP_4 keycode 100 = End KP_1 KP_1 keycode 101 = keycode 102 = KP_Divide keycode 103 = Up KP_8 KP_8 keycode 104 = KP_5 KP_5 KP_5 keycode 105 = Down KP_2 KP_2 keycode 106 = KP_Insert KP_0 KP_0 keycode 107 = KP_Multiply keycode 108 = Prior KP_9 KP_9 keycode 109 = Right KP_6 KP_6 keycode 110 = Next KP_3 KP_3 keycode 111 = Delete KP_Decimal KP_Decimal keycode 112 = KP_Subtract keycode 113 = KP_Add keycode 114 = keycode 115 = KP_Enter keycode 116 = keycode 117 = Escape keycode 118 = keycode 119 = F1 keycode 120 = F2 keycode 121 = F3 keycode 122 = F4 keycode 123 = F5 keycode 124 = F6 keycode 125 = F7 keycode 126 = F8 keycode 127 = F9 keycode 128 = F10 keycode 129 = SunF36 keycode 130 = SunF37 keycode 131 = Print SunSys_Req keycode 132 = Scroll_Lock keycode 133 = Pause Break keycode 134 = keycode 135 = Multi_key keycode 136 = Mode_switch