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Old 04-25-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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CAPS and Num Lock Don't work on applications running from a remote server

Hi there --

We have several Fedora Core 2 systems running a remote application that resides on an HP-UX 11.11 server. The CAPS and Num Lock keys work on programs that are local to the workstations, but do not work on the remote application.

The LED's on the system keyboards illuminate, but the actual funtionality is not there. If you use the shift key, the appropriate character does appear. If we run the same remote application on a Windows system with Exceed, this problem does not occur.

Is this a keyboard mapping or definition issue that can be fixed?
Old 04-25-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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This is very likely a problem with the configuration of the program that you are using to access the remote server, or with the kind of terminal that program tells the HPUX system that you are using.

First off, if you can, ask the HPUX system what kind of terminal it thinks is connected to your session (the shell variable TERM contains this. Second, check that HPUX has that terminal type in its termcap database (I forgot where they keep that, but look for /etc/termcap).

Then, if that terminal type is either not defined, or does not match the termtype that your local machine is using, you may need to inform the access program to send the right termtype when it connects to the HPUX machine.

Old 09-09-2008, 09:49 AM   #3
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I have the same issue. I'm using Cygwin w/ XDMCP to remotely login to an HP-UX system.

dkm999, I don't quite follow your suggestion, but I'm thinking it only applies for someone running remote terminals, as opposed to a full desktop through XDMCP; correct?

kaplan71, did you solve your problem?


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