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Old 12-29-2012, 05:25 AM   #1
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what is binding ? the extra buttons of my logitech keyboard


Hi I am using 12.04 with both unity and kde installed. I noticed a few distros ago that the extra keys of my logitech keyboard started working but not all of them. eg. vol and web browser launcher.

I wanted to do some keybinding, mainly to give the back and forth buttons from mouse to dolphin file browser (kde), since it is very handy.

I just wanted to make sure it is not going to break anything that is currently working. The back and forth work on almost everything. Also I would like to know how the buttons are working, what config makes them work. I ve asked in #ubuntu and looked around on google but havent come across anything.

Plus if anyone knows how I can make this work for dolphin I would appreciate since I havent found something that is exact.
 
Old 12-30-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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I think 'xev' is the binary you run to find out what the keycode of those extra keys is.

then you put them in an XModMap file. I had to do it for the in times past. the XModMap is usually in /etc/X11/xinit and may have a '.' before it, hiding it.
 
Old 12-31-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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I am not sure this really answers my question. xev tells you which button is which, but it does not tell you how buttons are working. I know this is how you used to turn the mouse extra buttons on, but there is also keyboard and such. I will look there and see whats up. I think it might be something else since that seems to me to something that would be difficult for the installer to determine.
 
Old 01-01-2013, 04:35 AM   #4
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You're right. xev is the mouse

xkbevd lists what happens on the keyboard. One key at a time. There's 4 columns in the .XModMap (all very hazy syuff here) and they are

key Shift-KEY Alt-Gr-Key Alt-Gr-Shift

Although it may well be Ctrl, or some other modifier.
 
  


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