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Old 08-04-2006, 12:30 PM   #1
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keyboard mapping


Is there anyway to map keys on the keyboard to functions...say...'END (CARRIAGE RETURN)'...so that when you press the button, that function automatically goes in.
 
Old 08-05-2006, 07:04 AM   #2
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yes but you have to edit your xorg config file or if you are not confident enough then you could use a wizard "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" note you must be root to do this, if you are using a distro where it does not use root then type sudo in front of it.
 
Old 08-06-2006, 09:27 PM   #3
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use xmodmap

Last edited by sabit; 08-06-2006 at 09:29 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 03:12 PM   #4
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Thomas- where is the 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' located? I couldn't find it.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 10:48 AM   #5
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dpkg=reconfigure is a Debian/Debian based package management system. So unless you use a Debian/Debian based distro this won't work. But basically to remap keycodes you need to use the Xmodmap file (either a .Xmodmap in your home directory or the system wide one). I forget how, but you can also remap keycodes at the kernel level.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 07:21 PM   #6
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oh poo, I forgot to mention that little aspect.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 09:02 AM   #7
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editing xorg config file

Do you know how I'd go about editing the xorg.config file to map a key on the keyboard to a certain function.
 
  


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