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Old 03-28-2008, 05:28 AM   #1
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Problem with keyboard. (laptop - acer 5620Z)

I have strange problem with keyboard configuration.
I use linux arch. I can't use a key "dell" on my laptop.
Its doesn't work. On another linux distro - no problem, also
with same configuration.

Here part of my xorg.conf :

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbVariant" ""

Any one have explanation to this?
Old 03-29-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
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In a console type xev and then press the key. If the key is recognised, the output will say 'keycode x' (compare it to other keys to get the idea). If it's recognised then you can map it (I can post how), if it's not recognised, I don't know how to fix it.
Old 03-29-2008, 11:45 PM   #3
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Hi, rjwilmsi.
Yes, it recognised it.
"keykode 242"

Please, post how to map it.

Thanks in advance!

Last edited by din; 03-29-2008 at 11:47 PM.


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