Help with Vista and function keys

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by synth3tik, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. synth3tik macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    To run the VPN software provided by work I decided to install Vista on my MBP. For the most part I have gotten everything set. To get into our main database I need to use a telnet/ssh client. I downloaded an ssh client from Nexus. I like it (far better then I like Vista). The problem is my function keys don't work. With the database to two most important keys are F1 and F3. When running X11 in OS X all I need do is fn+F1 and so on, this does not work with any client I have tried under Vista. I have installed the boot camp drives so all is good there. I had help from our IT guy when it came to mapping drives and all that, just he's not to familiar with Apple hardware, and I try not to get involved with windows software, so we're kind of at any end.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. synth3tik thread starter macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    By changing the season from xterm to vt320 I was able to get the fuction keys to work. Now I am unable to bring up graphics from the database. I had this problem before, No to see if the IT dude knows how to fix that.
     
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    Before you go overboard with Windows, are you aware that OS X includes a VPN client? It may not be appropriate for all types of VPNs, but give it a go (look in Internet Connect) if you haven't already.
     
  4. synth3tik thread starter macrumors 68040

    synth3tik

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    Yes, the company runs a proprietary VPN. I only wish I was going overboard. Also this way to I can use the MBP at work instead of the company provided PC (533Mhz PIII Gateway:( 128mb, Win NT:eek: )
     

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