what? no keyboard manager?

Installed qnx rtp and it is really great … except for one thing. QNX
forgot to include dvorak in the list of keyboards!!! MacOs, windows,
original amigoOS, beOS etc… all have this built in! To top it off, I have
been asking this question at least 5-6 times here. The only person to
respond was William Bull (did I spell his name correct) from qnx and it
seemed to me he always implied that qnx rtp would have the ability to remap
keyboard using dvorak keyboard layout…

Is there any way anyone knows I can remap the keyboard? Has anyone wrote a
dvorak remapper for qnx rtp? Is anyone going to? (although this is something
that shoud be built into the os! … especially considering how easy it
would be for qnx).


Other ques I have about rtp is:

  1. is there a graphical workspace manager so I can switch workspaces easily?
  2. how do you create a log-in user-id and password?
  3. how do you untar a compressed tar file
  4. does package manager know if you have a newer component than repository?
    I don’t want to overwrite newer component with older one. A bit confusing
    for me



    Besides this, qnx rtp has been working perfectly on my machine and I have
    converted over! Now if only I could type!! It is going to be hell to do my
    prog. assignments and papers using hunt-and-peck!!

-thanks

Rishi Oswal
rishi@picostar.com

QNX
forgot to include dvorak in the list of keyboards!!!

Yeah, and hungarian as well…

AFAIK, all keyboard layouts in QNX are handled by the mapper. So
none of them are “built-in” per se. I cannot answer as to when (if ever)
a standard dvorak mapping will be in the standard install.

As to your other questions:

  1. Graphical Workspace manager.
    There is one available as a plugin to shelf.
    To enable it do the following:
  • right-click on a blank part of the shelf to open its menu.
  • click on “Setup”
  • click (to select) the “Clock” in the tree display on the
    left of the “Shelf Setup” dialog
  • click the “Before” button (below the tree display)
  • click the “Browse…” button (to the right of the tree display)
  • choose “worldview.so”, click “Open”
  • click “Apply”
    You should now see the worldview in the bottom right-hand side of your
    screen on the shelf above the clock.
  1. Create a new user login ID
    To create a new acount for the user “rishi” use:
    passwd rishi

  2. untar a compressed file.
    Simplest (most common) command:
    tar -xvf filename.tar
    To get help:
    tar --help

  3. Yes, packages include version codes so that it is aware which
    version is newer. As a demonstration of this, try looking at a
    repository that you have already installed from. You will see
    that by default it does not show packages that you have already
    installed (unless there is a newer version)

Glad to hear you liked it.

James

Rishi Oswal <rishi@g-viz.com> wrote:

Installed qnx rtp and it is really great … except for one thing. QNX
forgot to include dvorak in the list of keyboards!!! MacOs, windows,
original amigoOS, beOS etc… all have this built in! To top it off, I have
been asking this question at least 5-6 times here. The only person to
respond was William Bull (did I spell his name correct) from qnx and it
seemed to me he always implied that qnx rtp would have the ability to remap
keyboard using dvorak keyboard layout…

Is there any way anyone knows I can remap the keyboard? Has anyone wrote a
dvorak remapper for qnx rtp? Is anyone going to? (although this is something
that shoud be built into the os! … especially considering how easy it
would be for qnx).



Other ques I have about rtp is:

  1. is there a graphical workspace manager so I can switch workspaces easily?
  2. how do you create a log-in user-id and password?
  3. how do you untar a compressed tar file
  4. does package manager know if you have a newer component than repository?
    I don’t want to overwrite newer component with older one. A bit confusing
    for me



    Besides this, qnx rtp has been working perfectly on my machine and I have
    converted over! Now if only I could type!! It is going to be hell to do my
    prog. assignments and papers using hunt-and-peck!!

-thanks

Rishi Oswal
rishi@picostar.com

Rishi Oswal <rishi@g-viz.com> wrote in message
news:8qs31h$i8d$1@inn.qnx.com

Installed qnx rtp and it is really great … except for one thing. QNX
forgot to include dvorak in the list of keyboards!!! MacOs, windows,
original amigoOS, beOS etc… all have this built in! To top it off, I
have
been asking this question at least 5-6 times here. The only person to
respond was William Bull (did I spell his name correct) from qnx and it
seemed to me he always implied that qnx rtp would have the ability to
remap
keyboard using dvorak keyboard layout…

Is there any way anyone knows I can remap the keyboard? Has anyone wrote a
dvorak remapper for qnx rtp? Is anyone going to? (although this is
something
that shoud be built into the os! … especially considering how easy it
would be for qnx).

Try poking around the doc looking for keyword “keymap” ??
( I don’t know if this will work, it is just a suggestion)

Other ques I have about rtp is:

  1. is there a graphical workspace manager so I can switch workspaces
    easily?

There are 2 ways to switch workspaces…

  1. Use keychord to switch to appropriate Workspace (1-9 by
    default)
  2. Add the “WorldView” to your shelf
  1. how do you create a log-in user-id and password?

Use the passwd command from a pterm (or console)
type “use passwd” to see some text usage help, or lookup the passwd utility
in the Utilities Reference in Helpviewer

  1. how do you untar a compressed tar file

Use the “pax” command

  1. does package manager know if you have a newer component than
    repository?
    I don’t want to overwrite newer component with older one. A bit confusing
    for me

Not sure - somebody else will have to answer this one for you

Besides this, qnx rtp has been working perfectly on my machine and I have
converted over! Now if only I could type!! It is going to be hell to do my
prog. assignments and papers using hunt-and-peck!!

-thanks

Rishi Oswal
rishi@picostar.com

Rishi Oswal <rishi@g-viz.com> wrote:
: Installed qnx rtp and it is really great … except for one thing. QNX
: forgot to include dvorak in the list of keyboards!!! MacOs, windows,
: original amigoOS, beOS etc… all have this built in! To top it off, I have
: been asking this question at least 5-6 times here. The only person to
: respond was William Bull (did I spell his name correct) from qnx and it
: seemed to me he always implied that qnx rtp would have the ability to remap
: keyboard using dvorak keyboard layout…

: Is there any way anyone knows I can remap the keyboard? Has anyone wrote a
: dvorak remapper for qnx rtp? Is anyone going to? (although this is something
: that shoud be built into the os! … especially considering how easy it
: would be for qnx).

We’ll look into it and create a keyboard mapping for this.

Kjalv tsf .dot mfij!!

oops… I mean…

Thank you very much!! :slight_smile:

Rishi

We’ll look into it and create a keyboard mapping for this.

Rishi Oswal <rishi@g-viz.com> wrote:

Kjalv tsf .dot mfij!!

oops… I mean…

Thank you very much!! > :slight_smile:

Rishi

We’ll look into it and create a keyboard mapping for this.

Anyone who’s interested could also poke around in /usr/photon/keyboard

I’ll see about getting the `mkkbd’ command included so you can turn the
…kdf files into .kbd files

In the meantime, if anyone creates a .kdef file and wants us to ship
the .kbd file for it, email the .kdef to pete@qnx.com and we’ll include it

Hi Pete.

So in order to remap keyboard, the only file you need to modify is .kdf
file? And once this is converted to .kbd file, it will just show up on
localization panel?

Rishi


<pete@qnx.com> wrote in message news:8qte45$fc0$8@inn.qnx.com

Rishi Oswal <> rishi@g-viz.com> > wrote:
Kjalv tsf .dot mfij!!

oops… I mean…

Thank you very much!! > :slight_smile:

Rishi

We’ll look into it and create a keyboard mapping for this.

Anyone who’s interested could also poke around in /usr/photon/keyboard

I’ll see about getting the `mkkbd’ command included so you can turn the
.kdf files into .kbd files

In the meantime, if anyone creates a .kdef file and wants us to ship
the .kbd file for it, email the .kdef to > pete@qnx.com > and we’ll include it

Rishi Oswal <rishi@g-viz.com> wrote:

Hi Pete.

So in order to remap keyboard, the only file you need to modify is .kdf
file? And once this is converted to .kbd file, it will just show up on
localization panel?

I beleive so… I’d have to look into it deeper, but if you just
copy one of those into a new file called Foobarania.kbd, and a new
entry shows up in the PI application, it’s almost assured.

jamesm@qnx.com wrote:

AFAIK, all keyboard layouts in QNX are handled by the mapper. So
none of them are “built-in” per se. I cannot answer as to when (if ever)
a standard dvorak mapping will be in the standard install.

As to your other questions:

  1. Graphical Workspace manager.
    There is one available as a plugin to shelf.
    To enable it do the following:
  • right-click on a blank part of the shelf to open its menu.
  • click on “Setup”
  • click (to select) the “Clock” in the tree display on the
    left of the “Shelf Setup” dialog
  • click the “Before” button (below the tree display)
  • click the “Browse…” button (to the right of the tree display)
  • choose “worldview.so”, click “Open”
  • click “Apply”
    You should now see the worldview in the bottom right-hand side of your
    screen on the shelf above the clock.

excellent james, added this to the knowledge base.

Chris

  1. Create a new user login ID
    To create a new acount for the user “rishi” use:
    passwd rishi

  2. untar a compressed file.
    Simplest (most common) command:
    tar -xvf filename.tar
    To get help:
    tar --help

  3. Yes, packages include version codes so that it is aware which
    version is newer. As a demonstration of this, try looking at a
    repository that you have already installed from. You will see
    that by default it does not show packages that you have already
    installed (unless there is a newer version)

Glad to hear you liked it.

James

Rishi Oswal <> rishi@g-viz.com> > wrote:
Installed qnx rtp and it is really great … except for one thing. QNX
forgot to include dvorak in the list of keyboards!!! MacOs, windows,
original amigoOS, beOS etc… all have this built in! To top it off, I have
been asking this question at least 5-6 times here. The only person to
respond was William Bull (did I spell his name correct) from qnx and it
seemed to me he always implied that qnx rtp would have the ability to remap
keyboard using dvorak keyboard layout…

Is there any way anyone knows I can remap the keyboard? Has anyone wrote a
dvorak remapper for qnx rtp? Is anyone going to? (although this is something
that shoud be built into the os! … especially considering how easy it
would be for qnx).



Other ques I have about rtp is:

  1. is there a graphical workspace manager so I can switch workspaces easily?
  2. how do you create a log-in user-id and password?
  3. how do you untar a compressed tar file
  4. does package manager know if you have a newer component than repository?
    I don’t want to overwrite newer component with older one. A bit confusing
    for me



    Besides this, qnx rtp has been working perfectly on my machine and I have
    converted over! Now if only I could type!! It is going to be hell to do my
    prog. assignments and papers using hunt-and-peck!!

-thanks

Rishi Oswal
rishi@picostar.com

jamesm@qnx.com wrote:

  1. untar a compressed file.
    Simplest (most common) command:
    tar -xvf filename.tar
    To get help:
    tar --help

If tar does compression by default, it must be broken.