Thanks to all who responded:
Kevin Elphinstone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Andy Heaps <email@example.com>
firstname.lastname@example.org (Dick St.Peters)
email@example.com (John Justin Hough)
Dan Stromberg - OAC-DCS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Richard Elling <Richard.Elling@eng.auburn.edu>
email@example.com (Michael Harris - Portfolio Stratification)
Mitch Baltuch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
email@example.com (Mike Steadman)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Per Akesson)
To start with, I'm surprised that no one mentioned a Sun patch for
this. That is, to my knowledge there is no patch for this---there
might be a chance that they did address this in a patch I may not have
applied yet, I'm only now getting around to the non-security-related
patches (by my last count there are 53 applicable patches to the SunOS
4.1.3 stock distribution).
I suspect some later versions of OpenWindows (or perhaps patched
versions?) fix this, because some people applied a symlink (see below)
and they reported everything was just fine afterwards.
The prize goes to email@example.com (David R. Linn):
there are some lines in the OW Xkeysymdb file that have xtra
spaces at the end of the line. Nuke them and things should be
A slew of people told me to symlink /usr/lib/X11 to /usr/openwin/lib; I
had already done that, mea culpa, I should have mentioned it (the
XMosaic FAQ tells you it expects to find stuff there).
There also seem to be quite a few people who were being driven nuts by
this as well, so it appears this might find application in the FAQ.
Dan Stromberg was a wee upset at the Motif vendors. Yet one more thing
that The Net can't get source for, so I don't blame him. In my limited
experience, while Sun is good at fixing bugs, they aren't omnipotent,
and something like a now-standardized GUI should have sources freely
available so people can help with stomping out bugs. It's not as if an
implementation of a GUI is some corporate secret or something (I
think). Oh well, I suppose the popularization of Unix has its price,
and so it goes...
Kudos to John Hough and Michael Harris, both of whom sent entire
XKeysymDB files that look like they've been corrected, the former of
whom sent me an attachment (which I've included) of his XKeysymDB.
While I fixed my problem before I got his attachment, I looked at it
and confirmed that his version has stripped out the trailing
whitespace. Those of you who are experiencing the same problems should
probably just copy out this attachment and rdist it everywhere.
Andy suggested dumping all those pesky messages into /dev/null ("Life
is short [to bother with this type of stuff, I assume]". Well,
administering a fast-growing network on my own is teaching me to be
even more anal retentive than I usually am, because past experience has
shown me that these little annoying problems always come back to haunt
you sooner or later. Sigh, were it my own system, perhaps... But I do
like that attitude---those messages _are_ a nuisance.
Many thanks again to the group.
Anthony Yen - SPARC Sysadmin - Department of Economics - UT/Austin
ECB 3.138, MS#63100 - 471-3211 ext 170 - firstname.lastname@example.org
! OSF Keysyms
! DEC specific keysyms
! HP specific keysyms
! Apollo specific keysyms(taken from /usr/lib/X11/ap_keysym.h)
! Sun3 OpenWindows 2.0 specific keysyms
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