[xmonad] xmonad on solaris, input issue

Stephan Schulz ss.c at gmx.net
Sat Jan 23 10:58:43 EST 2010

On Fri, 22 Jan 2010, Christian Walther wrote:

> Hello Stephan,
> 2010/1/22 Stephan Schulz <ss.c at gmx.net>:
>> Hello all!
>> I've succeeded in building xmonad 0.9.1 on a sparc box with Solaris 10 and
>> GHC 6.10.4 (bootstrapped with the 6.8.3 binary sparc package). The only
>> issue is, that it doesn't recognize it's metakey. So I can't open a terminal
>> or quit it with Meta+Shift+Q. It has definitely something to do with the
>> build process as remotely starting xmonad on a linux box does work flawless
>> (remotely as in "ssh -X" to it). Has anyone suggestions were I should start
>> to check for errors?
> I'm using xmonad 0.9.1 on Solaris 10/Sparc, too, and don't have any
> issues with it.
> Is it possible that there is a mismatch between the modifier you
> configured in your xmonad.hs and the corresponding key? xmodmap should
> tell you.

I'm using the standard modifier as I have no ~/.xmonad directory (neither 
on the linux box nor the solaris box). The output of xmodmap -pm is this:

xmodmap:  up to 2 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):

shift       Shift_L (0x32),  Shift_R (0x3e)
lock        Caps_Lock (0x42)
control     Control_L (0x25),  Control_R (0x6d)
mod1        Alt_L (0x40)
mod2        Mode_switch (0x71)
mod3        Num_Lock (0x4d)
mod4        Meta_L (0x73),  Meta_R (0x74)

Seems ok to me...

Any other ideas what I can try?

kind regards,

A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell

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