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Old 03-12-2014, 11:24 AM   #1
gargunkle
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Incorrect keyboard mappings under F20/MATE


Hello,

Hopefully this is the right place to post this and it's not already answered (I did try some searching first).

I have several Fedora 20 installs that are fine, but a recent one has a weird problem. Details:

Fedora 20 x86_64
MATE Compiz spin/install
Laptop: ASUS G60VX

The problem I'm having is that the backslash character instead inserts a less-than character, and the pipe (shift-backslash) inserts greater-than.

Shift-comma and shift-period for the regular less-than and greater-than work normally.

Any ideas - maybe I need to customize the keyboard somehow?

Many thanks.
 
Old 03-13-2014, 05:56 PM   #2
gargunkle
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I don't know the reason that this is different on this laptop, but I have a workaround (from fedoraforum), so in case anyone is interested...

I used xev to check what code that key is sending. On most other systems of mine, backslash/pipe are number 51, but on this one it is number 94. I created a .Xmodmap mapping number 94 to the backslash and bar functions.
 
  


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