[ipxe-devel] [PATCH 0/2] Support platforms that do not process the CTRL key

Robin Smidsrød robin at smidsrod.no
Sun May 24 14:31:52 UTC 2015

On 23.05.2015 17:02, bazz at cs.umb.edu wrote:
> iPXE does not function properly on platforms that do not support the CTRL key.
> An example of such a platform is the Apple Macbook Pro (2009). This patchset 
> provides core functionality on these unsupported platforms.
> Issues Solved:
>  * When booting into iPXE, CTRL-B does not cancel autoboot and spawn a shell. 
>  * When in the 'config' command menu, cannot exit the menu (CTRL-X) or clear
> and delete entries.
> This patch series solves these problems.
> In the 'config' menu, it provides backwards support to the old keys.
> There may exist other unpatched sections of iPXE that use the CTRL keys. 

I'm fairly certain that this patch set will not be accepted. You should
instead try to find the root cause for why the CTRL key is not being
accepted and fix that. Alternatively (on Mac machines/keyboards) you can
use another key (like CMD) and map it to CTRL.

-- Robin

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