[Rpcemu] Good rom-3.70, no startup errors BUT still no menu

Musus Umbra musus at verelanthe.co.uk
Mon Mar 22 08:13:19 PDT 2010

On Monday 22 Mar 2010, David wrote:
> I should have followed up this post as well but in the other thread,
> I reported that I'd discovered that Shift-Ctrl-End brought up the
> menu (but sometimes failed to do so).

That's... odd.

>   Musus Umbra <musus at verelanthe.co.uk> wrote:
> > First things first, let's check that all 3 interested parties (you,
> > us, and X/RPCEmu/Allegro) all mean the same thing by "End"...
[ xev output ]
> david at david-desktop:~$ xev | grep keysym
>     state 0x0, keycode 36 (keysym 0xff0d, Return), same_screen YES,
>     state 0x0, keycode 115 (keysym 0xff57, End), same_screen YES,
>     state 0x0, keycode 115 (keysym 0xff57, End), same_screen YES,
>     state 0x0, keycode 115 (keysym 0xff57, End), same_screen YES,
> david at david-desktop:~$
> The Ctrl key gave no result at all even though I tried it repeatedly,

I think we now know why Ctrl+End isn't bringing the menu up for you...  
if the Ctrl key simply isn't doing /anything/ then the "menu" mystery is 
solved :)

In the way of these things, it does then leave a "WTF? Why is the Ctrl 
key misbehaving?!" mystery in its place, of course...  but at least 
we've established that RPCEmu isn't the problem.

> however the Shift key gave:
>     state 0x0, keycode 50 (keysym 0xffe1, Shift_L), same_screen YES,
> and the Control key pressed & released while the Shift key was held
> down gave:
>     state 0x5, keycode 37 (keysym 0xffe3, Control_L), same_screen

That's really peculiar;  You might want to check your keyboard settings 
in general - it looks like there's something rather skewiff there.
> (I don't know if this is important but where Copy & Paste are Ctrl-C
> and Ctrl-V elsewhere, they're Shift-Ctrl-C and Shift-Ctrl-V in the
> Terminal.)

That's probably normal - in gnome-terminal, for instance, Ctrl-C and 
Ctrl-V should really be sent straight to whatever is running in the 
terminal so it uses Shift-Ctrl-C/V for its own cut'n'paste.

Mind you, if your Ctrl key isn't generating any events without Shift 
also being pressed, you'd be hard pushed to see that behaviour ;)
[snip allegrorc greps]
That palaver was just to see if there was some peculiar allegro 
configuration changing what the keys did.  Looks like you're clear on 
that one.

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