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Linux keyboards..........

by chuckieu / February 28, 2004 3:48 AM PST

While learning to adapt, I am curious why my Linux keyboard doesn't support the extended section on the right. Is this normal, or is there a setting I haven't found? Not important, but I'm bored. chuck

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Re:Linux keyboards..........
by Anthony J Moulen / February 29, 2004 10:32 AM PST

When you say extended, what type of keyboard is this? Many different multimedia keyboards are supported and can be found in the X-keyboard configurations. Additionally some that aren't supported can be mapped to work in X using xev and the x keyboard tools. If you are using 2.6 however, you will first have to make the keys emmit a code that X notices then map it to do something. Try doing a search on google for Linux and Multimedia Keyboards.

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Re:Re:Linux keyboards..........
by chuckieu / March 1, 2004 2:27 AM PST

When I said extended keyboard, I was referring to the
standard keyboard(Windows?) I've seen everywhere. It has
a set of numbers, enter, delete, numlock, and a few puntuation marks on an area to the right. The cheapy. This section doesn't work in Linux. Using 2.4.20 and 2.4.22 for now. Just a curiousity. chuck

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Re:Re:Re:Linux keyboards..........
by Anthony J Moulen / March 1, 2004 2:47 AM PST

Well this is certainly not normal behavior in Linux. I use my numeric keypad all the time, I also use the arrow keys and the other standard buttons (del page-up and so on) all the time without any problem. You need to confirm that you configured your keyboard to be a 104 or 105 key keyboard. This may even add the ability to use the Windows key. There are small keyboards which do not have an extended feature, but that really shouldn't matter. If you wish you could post your XFree86 Configuration file (usually /etc/X11/XF86Config) here and we can scan through it for the problem.

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