SUMMARY: Using Type-5 keyboard with OpenWindows2.0

From: Alex Sarafian (
Date: Fri Aug 14 1992 - 20:41:19 CDT

Yesterday I had asked about using a Type-5 keyboard with Openwindows2.0.

In order for it to work, we need to install the Openwindows 2.0 patch,
which is available in the "Type 5 Keyboard Supplement CD" (part number
T5KBD-21), available from local Sun sales offices.

An other suggestion was to set the switches on the type 5 keyboard to
resemble the switch settings on a type 4 keyboard, tricking the system to
beleive that you have a type 4 keyboard installed.

This, however, causes problems with keys being mapped wrong. The Caps lock key
was actually the Control key, Control was Caps lock, etc...

Another person suggested upgrading to 4.1.3 for it to work.

Thanks to those who responded:

Gregory Higgins <> (Birger A. Wathne) (Osicki Chris) (Kevin W. Hammond)

    Alex Sarafian
  Analog Devices, Inc.

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