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Old 03-25-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
dedec0
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Question Problem with PuTTY, linux and keyboards


Hello,

it has been quite some time I use putty to log into linux machines from windows, when I need.

I have found my way through codepage problems, moving text files with different encoding across many different machines and OSes, and such.

But for keyboards... I have never seen the numeric keyboard work on this situation (windows+putty -> linux) and I trying to find out how.


What works:

- all keys on the main keyboard part and ESC
- insert, home, pg up, pg down, end and delete (on the center)
- arrow keys
- accented letters, cedilla and other exotics
- Alt Gr modifications (ABNT2 keyboard)

Does not work:
- turning on/off num lock (no apparent effect on the remote side)
- independently of num lock state, numeric keypad does not work

The behaviour is curious for some applications.

For example, what Vim (on remote machine) inserts as text when typing on the num keyboard is different from what appears on the login prompt initially. And if I do command ":sh" from Vim, I can type numbers naturally on the opened shell, differently. Why? How?

My goal is to find a way to change this behavior and have it fixed for my user. But fixing keyboard to work via win + putty may not break the keyboard when I log in with ssh from another linux machine, or log in the real machine.

I thought about variables like LANG or LOCALE, but for the keyboard.
 
Old 03-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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By the way, I have tried all options related to keyboard, in putty.

I think putty is doing the right thing, and that the solution is on the remote machine.
 
Old 10-09-2016, 07:09 AM   #3
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By the way, I have tried all options related to keyboard, in putty.

I think putty is doing the right thing, and that the solution is on the remote machine.
But I do not know what to do on the remote machine, and would like to discover that.
 
  


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