Need help setting up "extra" keys on a Logitech iTouch Keyboard.
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(1) How can I obtain the keycodes for the other keys?
(2) I know I have to edit the "xmodmap" file to reflect this, but where is it? I'm assuming I can use "gedit" from within terminal to do this.....correct? And if I'm not mistaken, the file is located in /etc/X11/.......correct?
(3) I'd like to assign an action to each button. Can anyone walk me through this process? So as to not confuse me and make it easy on you lets just take one button, the "email" button, and assign it to open "Evolution Email" when depessed. What is the next step I should take? (Note: I'd like for all users to be able to use them.)
If anyone can help, I sure would appreciate it !!!!!!!! If someone can walk me through just one button, I think I can take it from there. Thanks a heap for any and all help !!!!
This is all very easy if you are using KDE. I dont know about GNOME, but I'll give you the steps for KDE.
A couple of keys were not detected in my keyboard as well, I had no other choice but to forget them.
At the KDE control center go to 'Regional & Accessibility' --> 'KeyBoard Layout' and choose the correct model and other options for you. If it is not listed then choose something similar (it might work).
Then go to 'Regional & Accessibility' --> 'KeyBoard Shorcuts' and there you could do the changes to your existing shortcuts (only KDE Related).
To get the Audio stuff to work (Volume Up/Down/Mute etc...)
I use XMMS and there is a plugin called 'iTouch KeyBoard Control' under the general plugins. Configure that properly (its easy) and you'll be done.
To start an application (any application listed in your KMenu)
Right click the KMenu and choose Menu Editor.
Choose the application you want to add a shotcut to
At the bottom of the dialog there will be a place for you to add a keyboard shortcut for the program.
note: if your program is not listed in the KMenu then just add it to the menu and add the shortcut
I'm trying to figure out why some of the keys don't work either. It seems to me that (at least on my keyboard) sends back some of the keys as high keycodes that can't be passed to X. Type "dmesg" at a command line and see if there are kernel error messages about your keyboard. I think that means that until someone adds some new support to X, those extra keys won't work. But I'm not sure yet...