Re: Microsoft natural multimedia keyboard
From: Dances With Crows (danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows_at_gmail.com)
Date: 7 Sep 2004 23:39:32 GMT
On Tue, 07 Sep 2004 18:19:43 -0200, Juhan Leemet staggered into the
Black Sun and said:
> On Sun, 05 Sep 2004 23:56:47 +0000, Dances With Crows wrote:
>> On Sun, 05 Sep 2004 22:29:59 GMT, Richard Kimber staggered into the
>> Black Sun and said:
>>> Or is there a better program than xev for detecting what happens?
>> You can try "xbindkeys -k" or switch to a virtual console with
>> Ctrl-Alt-F1 and try showkeys.
> What/where is "showkeys"? I don't seem to have it on my SuSE 9.1
> system. Similarly for "xbindkeys"? I don't seem to have that anywhere
showkey (not showkeys, oops) is a program that examines the keycodes
or scancodes that result when you press any key. It runs in the console
and won't work properly if an X server has the console.
xbindkeys is a very useful little X program that allows you to bind any
key or key combination or mouse button press to any action.
groups.google comp.os.linux.x for keyword "xbindkeys" for details.
There's a GUI frontend called gtk-xbindkeys.
> Also, I've got another nit to pick. Seems that the keyboard selection
> is stored in my personal .kde(?) directories somewhere. However, this
> should really be a "machine specific" setting and not a "home
> directory" specific setting!
I can't fix this. Have you reported it to the KDE bug tracker? There
are a bunch of people who switch between different keyboard layouts
frequently; maybe this feature was designed for them. As a 'Murrican, I
stick with "generic 104-key" and let the furriners deal with sïllÿ vówél
mårks as best they can. (Multi_key is absolutely essential for doing
anything with characters that aren't on a US keyboard, of course, but
it's not that difficult to pick it up.)
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