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Old 07-01-2003, 03:26 PM   #1
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Binding extra keyboard keys

hi, i have a Viewsonic Viewmate Office Kp-202 keyboard

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My bundled software with my keyboard don't work on linux.

My question is if we can bind a extra key (example: Next Track button = XMMS Next track)

or another example: bind the Word key as Openoffice

The keyboard have 43 extra buttons (than a regular microsoft natural keyboard), not in use because not compatible with linux.

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Old 07-01-2003, 06:26 PM   #2
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i think is not possible, because pplz don't write a reply.
Old 07-01-2003, 06:45 PM   #3
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You can use a program called xbindkey to bind extra keys under X.

BTW, the more you hang around the forums, the more you'll find that I am quite a pedantic kind of person. Your sig. It should be RedHat Linux. Quite a common mistake - one that I made when I first started using Linux. However, you wouldn't call it Windows Microsoft, or Transit Ford...
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actualy it is GNU/Linux
search the internet all the key on the keyboard has a code number if you can find them you can configure them
Old 07-02-2003, 05:27 AM   #5
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Look into a program called "acme". That will let you use these keys.


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