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Old 1st December 2008, 03:03 AM
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Dosbox & Fedora 10-arrow keys don't work

I just upgraded (using preupgrade) my working Fedora 9 32 bit setup on my laptop to Fedora 10. The upgrade went very smoothly, and everything appeared to be working. I did, however, encounter this problem.

I have Dosbox installed to run a couple of DOS programs, one of which is Professional Point. It previously ran well. I started it to check it out, and found that I can't use the keyboard to navigate as it will not respond to the directional arrow keys. It did before the upgrade.

Has anyone else encountered this? If so, is there a fix?
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Old 1st December 2008, 03:22 AM
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I found the answer. I had to edit the DoxBox config file for the program and change usescancodes=true to usescancodes=false.

I took a guess at this after finding this page below, and it worked.


http://dosbox.cvs.sourceforge.net/do...ME?view=markup
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Old 11th December 2008, 07:48 PM
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Can you tell me how to fix the problem I cant find a config file.
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Old 11th December 2008, 10:50 PM
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You should have a default dboxconf file in your home directory. I have modified a couple of them specifically for programs I have run. Once you set up your drive directories, you can also add the paths for them into the autoexec section at the end.

You may also wish to execute:

man dosbox

I don't know how familiar you are with DosBox and running of DOS programs in it so I am referring you to the basics.

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Old 12th December 2008, 11:50 PM
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You should have a default dboxconf file in your home directory. I have modified a couple of them specifically for programs I have run. Once you set up your drive directories, you can also add the paths for them into the autoexec section at the end.

You may also wish to execute:

man dosbox

I don't know how familiar you are with DosBox and running of DOS programs in it so I am referring you to the basics.
[hamish@localhost ~]$ find dboxconf
find: `dboxconf': No such file or directory
[hamish@localhost ~]$

I tried using the command "config -writeconf dboxconf" inside Dosbox and made the necessary changes to the file, but it still would not use the keyboard.

As to my experince, I have been using Dosbox to run DOS applications on Fedora for around two years now.
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Old 13th December 2008, 02:34 AM
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Please see the private message I sent to you. I am not sure what else I can suggest. What type of DOS programs are you trying to run? I have Professional Point, MealMaster, and New Deal Office set up, although I only use the first two regularly.

Have you checked out the README file in /usr/share/doc/dosbox-0.72?

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Old 15th December 2008, 04:51 AM
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Okay, I got it working. I had to load Dosbox and type this:
CONFIG -writeconf dosbox.conf
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