[xmonad] xmonad on solaris, input issue

Stephan Schulz ss.c at gmx.net
Sat Jan 23 13:47:00 EST 2010

Am 23.01.2010 18:55, schrieb Ralph Hofmann:
> Am Samstag, den 23.01.2010, 16:58 +0100 schrieb Stephan Schulz:
>> 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)
>> mod5
>> Seems ok to me...
>> Any other ideas what I can try?
> I had the same problem on linux at the beginning. The reason in my case
> was, that xmonad called a terminal, which has not been installed. You
> could try a very simple xmonad configuration:
> http://www.xmonad.org/xmonad-docs/xmonad-contrib/XMonad-Doc-Configuring.html
> and edit the "terminal=..." line properly.
I tried it with the following:

import  XMonad
main = xmonad defaultConfig
         {  modMask = mod1Mask
         , terminal ="xterm"

xmonad --recompile yielded no errors or warnings, but it didn't help either.

best regards,

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