I always like it when I learn something new. Particularly when I read something one the web which turn out to work.
wanted to find a way to move the mouse cursor without a mouse. I can
actually do this with my lirc based remote but I have a new wireless
keyboard for my linux 'TV' and I wanted to have a way to use that too.
A google search turned up an interesting page
which suggested the X.org has this functionality built in and to my
surprise it worked. It even had instructions for keyboards without a
numeric keypad (like mine). Apparently "MouseKeys" and "PlotMode" has always been a feature in X.org and XFree86.
must be in PlotMode at the moment which is quite slow. I will have to
practice enabling Accelerated mode
<Fn><Alt><Shift><Num Lock> should be the key I