PLEASE can anyone help?

Harold Hunt
Mon Oct 16 17:49:00 GMT 2000

Dr. Sylvan,

Cygwin/XFree86 does have problems with keyboards other than US 101/104 key
keyboards.  It appears to be the case that your 84 key keyboard will not
work with the current code base.  We're working on making the keyboard
support more keyboard independent; until then, I guess you'll either have to
move to MI/X or get a 104 key keyboard.

Thanks for your interest in the project, keep checking back for updates,


-----Original Message-----
From: Sylvan Katz [ ]
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 8:42 PM
To: cygwin-xfree
Subject: PLEASE can anyone help?


I am trying to get Xwin running on my NT 4.0 SP 6.0. I am not a software
developer I am a researcher who runs 2  NT machines and a Linux box. I need
an Xserver so I can work on my Linux box from one of my NT machines. I
maintain an Oracle DB on the Linux box and I query it with Perl scripts. I
had hoped that Xwin would do the trick. Cygwin installed okay and the
Xserver  starts but I get an "acquire keyboard" error and there is no
keyboard input available. I am running a LogiTech PC/AT Keyboard (84-Key) -
US English - cordless keyboard. If you think that Xwin is too unstable to
use then I shall move to MI/X.

Thank you
Dr. Sylvan Katz
Saskatoon, Sask

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