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Old 05-08-2004, 12:52 PM   #1
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Putty & keyboard mappings - what's the deal?

I'm trying to use putty, the ssh client for Windows to connect to various systems, but the keyboard is always messed up.

- I don't have root on the remote box
- UK keyboard layout

The problem keys are:

- home
- end
- all the F keys (these are the main ones left I can't get working)
- sometimes backspace

Naturally I've tried all the combinations of settings, xterm etc.

Even if I can get it working I'd like to know why; what xterm / vt100 etc means. I understand they're consoles but what's the difference and why am I having so much trouble?

For example what's the difference between vt100+ and vt400? What is actually sent to the terminal?

I sometimes have similar problems in linux -> linux connections.

I even sometimes have problems with consolemode, where the end key just types ~. Altering the keyboard mapping to uk doesn't help. Adding fixes to .login doesn't help either.


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