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Old 04-05-2005, 08:33 PM   #1
Registered: May 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Distribution: slackware-current, slamd64-11
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back to defaults...

Hey everybody, thanks for taking a look at this...

I have a brand new Microsoft Digtial Media Keyboard 1.0A. The function keys weren't letting me switch between desktops (in console and in X), so I did a search for how to fix it. I came across these two posts, here on

I tried both solutions, but they didn't seem to work... Problem is, I lost my original /ect/X11/xkb/keycodes/xfree86 because I was stupid enough not to back up... Anyway, I was wondering if somebody could tell me what the original function key assignment was, so I can put it back to normal and test it out...

Oh yeah... The reason I want to put it back to the default is because I figured out I had an f-lock key (I just figured it was a microsoft-linux incompatibility before actually looking at the keyboard)... I want the defaults in so I can I get my keys all the way that they should be. I'm really interested to hear how other people have done with this keyboard and how they've gotten around this problem, if there really is one, that is

Take it easy,

Last edited by jkassemi; 04-05-2005 at 08:35 PM.
Old 04-05-2005, 09:31 PM   #2
Registered: May 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Distribution: slackware-current, slamd64-11
Posts: 106

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Well, I seem to have gotten it... I used

xev | grep keycode --line-buffered

and found the keycodes of the function keys, then entered them back into the /ect/X11/xkb/keycodes/xfree86 file. I'm not too sure if they're the defaults, but they'll work with this keyboard... Here's the section I have for those of you who need it later on:

        <FK01> = 67;
        <FK02> = 68;
        <FK03> = 69;
        <FK04> = 70;
        <FK05> = 71;
        <FK06> = 72;
        <FK07> = 73;
        <FK08> = 72;
        <FK09> = 73;
        <FK10> = 74;
        <FK11> = 75;
        <FK12> = 76;
Take it easy,

Last edited by jkassemi; 04-06-2005 at 09:35 PM.


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