MicroImages MI/X NT install

Sylvan Katz jskatz@sk.sympatico.ca
Mon Oct 23 18:11:00 GMT 2000

I was considering using the Microimages MI/X product as an X server on my NT machine to provide X windows access to my RedHat Linux 6.2 box until the
Cygwin keyboard interface is more stable. However, I ran into a problem with the MI/X product installing properly under NT 4.0 service pack 6.0. Now I can not seem to be able to get rid of it using NT control panel -> add/remove.

Has anyone else encountered a similar or other problems with the MicroImages MI/X product?

Sylvan Katz
Saskatoon, Sask

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Harold Hunt <Harold@compasstechnologies.com>
To: 'Sylvan Katz' <jskatz@sk.sympatico.ca>; cygwin-xfree <cygwin-xfree@sources.redhat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 10:35 AM
Subject: RE: PLEASE can anyone help?

> Sylvan,
> You may want to hold off on further investigation as I'm having pretty good
> luck with yanking out the Direct Input keyboard logic and replacing it with
> standard Windows keyboard access.  The problem with Direct Input is that we
> have to gain exclusive access to the keyboard, the keyboard has to have a
> Direct Input capable driver, and keyboard settings from the control panel
> are ignored (key mappings, etc.); processing keyboard input without Direct
> Input eliminates all of these problems.
> I'm only going to modify the xf_dx.dll code in my first implementation of
> the new keyboard logic, later on I will modify the XWin.exe code to
> eliminate some duplicate key code translations.
> I'll keep you posted,
> Harold
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sylvan Katz [ mailto:jskatz@sk.sympatico.ca ]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 11:14 AM
> To: Harold Hunt; cygwin-xfree
> Subject: Re: PLEASE can anyone help?
> Harold:
> Sorry for the delay - academic business :-)
> > One more thing: do you have any programs running that might use Direct
> Input
> > to acquire the keyboard?  Try shutting down all non-system applications,
> > then try to launch Cygwin/XFree86.  I would shut down any applications in
> I can not find anything that might be using Direct Input. I tried shutting
> everything down in Startup as you suggested but this did not cure the
> problem. I did not play with the registery as I am do not feel competent to
> poke around in it and the NT machines are my production machines. I prefer
> to leave them alone since it took some work to get them into a stable
> production configuration.
> > You might first want to try installing a normal keyboard (not just a
> normal
> > driver), just to see if that works or not.
> I will give this a try and get back to you
> Sylvan
> Sylvan Katz
> Saskatoon, Sask

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