Bug 729375 - F1 through F5 keys don't work
Summary: F1 through F5 keys don't work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mc
Version: 14
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-09 17:36 UTC by Scott Baker
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:52 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 13:35:59 UTC
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Description Scott Baker 2011-08-09 17:36:13 UTC
Description of problem:
Function keys F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 don't work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load mc
2. Press any of F1 through F5
Actual results:
"[A" shows up on the command line panel at the bottom

Expected results:
The corresponding action should occur

Additional info:
F6 through F10 do work! It's just left side panels? Consequently I can't use mc to copy files from one dir to another.

Comment 1 Scott Baker 2011-08-09 20:01:07 UTC
I just tested this on Fedora 15 (mc- and it behaves in the same (broken) manner.

Comment 2 Slava Zanko 2011-08-09 20:30:32 UTC
What terminal (or terminal emulator) used? I use konsole and I don't see any issues with functional keys.

P.S. As temporarry solutions you may:
1) Go to F9 -> Learn keys... and learn MC about your non-working funtional keys.
2) Use META+1, META+2, ... hotkeys. Ths mean, press ALT key and any of numeric keys (or press and release ESC key, then press any of numeric keys).

Comment 3 Scott Baker 2011-08-09 20:36:52 UTC
Interesting. I'm using konsole (version 2.6.4) and it most certainly does NOT work. If I use xterm it works just fine. I didn't even think about it being a terminal emulation thing. I wonder why konsole would screw up just F1 - F5. I'll do some more testing.

Comment 4 Scott Baker 2011-08-09 20:42:04 UTC
In Konsole I have my input type set to "Linux console" and this is causing the problem. If I set it to either "Default (XFree 4)" or "Solaris console" mc works fine.

Looking at the bindings for F1 - F5 under "Linux console" I see them mapped thus:

F1: \E[[A
F2: \E[[B
F3: \E[[C
F4: \E[[D
F5: \E[[E

But F6 and beyond are mapped

F6: \E[17~
F7: \E[18~
F8: \E[19~


I wonder why those are mapped differently. I'm pretty sure I didn't remap them. I'll just switch to "Default (XFree 4)" to solve the problem.

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