pgf at laptop.org
Sun Jan 3 19:01:19 EST 2016
> Greetings to all for the New Year,
> Paul Fox, pgf at laptop.org, Sat Dec 5 11:02:48 EST 2015,
> > the "game controller" is simply 4 separate electrical contacts ...
> > ... use 'xev' to check ...
> A "Hardware" section now in http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Game_controller .
> Corrections, criticisms and suggestions welcome.
the only mistake i see in your new section is that there are 4 buttons,
> Can anyone tell where the nomenclature "KP_Up" and etc. originated?
> A mainframe console in the 1960s?
i suspect the names came about when the PC/AT keyboard was introduced
by IBM. i think that was the first PC keyboard to have a separate
numeric keypad. (but that's just an informed guess.)
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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