[SOLVED] DOSBox .074 - Can't set CPU Cycles or get to Keymapper
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DOSBox .074 - Can't set CPU Cycles or get to Keymapper
I'm using Slackware 14, XFCE Desktop, with DOSBox 0.74 to run some Emulators.
My ASUS Laptop won't access the Keymapper with CTRL+F1. I can't Increase CPU
cycles with CTRL+F12 or Decrease the CPU Cycles with CTRL+F11.
I'm positive I've used these features with DOSBox 0.74 in Debian 6.0 on
my ASUS Laptop, but won't know 100% for sure until I swap my Hard Drive.
Yes, I just tested the CTRL+F1, CTRL+F11, and CTRL+F12 and it works correctly
in Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" with DOSBox 0.74.
Has anyone else had problems setting the CPU Cycles in DOSBox & Slackware 14?
There appears to be some anomaly in Slackware 14.
lkraemer, check if Your Desktop Environment does not intercepts this keystrokes. Since Slackware1 4 has newer versions of KDE/XFCE which could bind new keystrokes. As far as I can remember Ctrl+F12 was intercepted by KDE in both 13.1 and 13.37. In my case, since F12/Ctrl+F12 are one of hotkeys in Opera which I use very often also intercepted by KDE, I always turn off KDE's hotkeys in any new installation.
I'm using XFCE for my Desktop, with a FULL Install of Slackware 14. I'm not sure where that information would be located in the
XFCE menu's. I've looked at APPLICATIONS MENU -> SETTINGS -> Keyboard and don't see anything there. I've also looked at
APPLICATIONS MENU -> SETTINGS -> SETTINGS EDITOR where I found two locations where CNTL+F1, CNTL+F11, & CNTL+F12 are set to
type equal string and workspace_1_key, workspace_11_key, and workspace_12_key.
Is this what you are talking about? I don't have a clue as to what they would be changed to? How would
these be turned off?
I have gone to APPLICATIONS MENU -> SETTINGS -> KDE SYSTEM SETTINGS -> SHORTCUTS & GESTURES
and no where in any of those Menu's for CUSTOM, STANDARD, or GLOBAL Keyboard Shortcuts, do I find a CNTL+F1,
CNTL+F11, or CNTL+F12. Have I missed something? What am I overlooking?
I did change my DOSBox configuration file, and set the cycles to 10000 and the CPU cycles work properly there for my Emulator.
I just wish I could adjust it with the proper function Keys.
I finally found how to get the DOSBox CPU Speed (Cycles) Decreased with CNTL+F11, Increased with CNTL+F12, and how
to access the DOSBox Keymapper with CNTL+F1.
While using XFCE Desktop, look at:
APPLICATIONS MENU -> SETTINGS -> WINDOW MANAGER -> KEYBOARD TAB then scroll down until you see workspace_1,
workspace_11, workspace_12, and delete those assignments. If you wish to enable those again, just use RESET to Default.
This allows DOSBox to use CNTL+F1, CNTL+F11, and CNTL+F12 to access the Keymapper and Change the CPU Cycles accordingly.
Last edited by lkraemer; 10-20-2012 at 09:08 AM.
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