atallah
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Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:29 pm

Function Keys not functioning

Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:18 pm

I'm accessing the pi via PuTTY, and I'm trying to configure a sound card I have attached. I open alsamixer and the option to "Select sound card" is given by the F6 key. However, hitting F6 has no effect, and the other options, F1 for help and F2 for system information, take me back to the terminal and input a tilde ~. I'm not sure what's causing this or if this is normal, but I would like mpd to play music using my external soundcard.
Any help is appreciated.

drgeoff
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Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:39 pm

Re: Function Keys not functioning

Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:45 pm

Try the options available at putty's 'Terminal', 'Keyboard', 'The Function keys and keypad' setting.
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atallah
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:29 pm

Re: Function Keys not functioning

Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:01 pm

Alright! Setting it to Xterm R6 did the trick. Now they're doing the right thing, but F6 is the only one that is not giving me anything when I hit it. I'll look into that further.

rites_1978
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:54 pm

Re: Function Keys not functioning

Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:00 pm

the putty is not letting me save, it is only giving option to open. oi have tried looking on web where it says select default settings. that also does not load or work. any help

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