Bug in X11 and/or xmonad? was: [xmonad] xmonad on solaris, input issue

Stephan Schulz ss.c at gmx.net
Wed Jan 27 03:30:59 EST 2010


I wanted to reply earlier but I still can't figure out under which circumstances it seems to work (I
got it once to work with ghc-6.8.3 but the next compile failed again..). I will get back to you when
I got a working setup, thanks so far :)

best regards,

Christian Walther wrote:
> Hi there,
> 2010/1/25 Christian Walther <cptsalek at gmail.com>:
> [...]
>> Sorry, I'm completely at a loss here.
> I was just reviewing my xmonad.hs when I came across the NumlockMask.
> This is used to tell XMonad where the NumLock key is, because it might
> influence ModMask. I recompiled xmonad using the default, and indeed:
> If ModMask isn't explicitely set, ModMask doesn't work *when NumLock
> is on*.
> Is it possible that your NumLock is on (which is it by default even on
> Sun keyboards)?
> Regards
> Christian
> PS: Now I messed up installation. After moving back my old
> configuration xmonad keeps crashing on me with "Illegal instruction
> fault." Luckily I have a backup because I'm in a workshop and don't
> have the time to debug this issue.

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