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C- Keyboard input - function keys

I am developing on a new Dell with the latest version of Enterprise Red Hat Linux with the latest GCC compiler. I took the following code off of another site. Upon implementing it I find that I can't decode function keys, which was my primary need.
The app I am writing needs to decode f1 thru f32 So I need the F1-F12, then shift F1-F12, and ctrl(or alt) F1-F8.

A function keypress return value from this code begins with a 27 which is an escape key press. I can adjust my app controls to get around this annoying discovery.

Additionally a shift F1 brings up some drop down menus and other shift F keys bring up other drop down menus. Seems to be related to the GNOME environment. cntrl fkey and altfkey don't provide any return values at all.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to modify the below code to correctly decode all of the function keys that I need?

Thank you

#include <stdlib.h> 
#include <string.h> 
#include <sys/select.h> 
#include <termios.h>  

struct termios orig_termios;  

void reset_terminal_mode() {     
     tcsetattr(0, TCSANOW, &orig_termios); }  

void set_conio_terminal_mode() {     
     struct termios new_termios;      
     /* take two copies - one for now, one for later */
     tcgetattr(0, &orig_termios);
     memcpy(&new_termios, &orig_termios, sizeof(new_termios));      
     /* register cleanup handler, and set the new terminal mode */     
     tcsetattr(0, TCSANOW, &new_termios); }  

int kbhit() {     
     struct timeval tv = { 0L, 0L };
     fd_set fds;
     FD_SET(0, &fds);
     return select(1, &fds, NULL, NULL, &tv); }  

int getch() {
     int r;
     unsigned char c;
     if ((r = read(0, &c, sizeof(c))) < 0) {
         return r;     } 
     else {         return c;     } 

int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
      while (!kbhit()) {
         /* do some work */
     /* consume the character */ 

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