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Old 08-26-2004, 02:09 PM   #1
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First Time Mad at Linux


I really want this to work out, believe me. I am four weeks into this Linux thing and I said after two weeks: "I will never go back to Windows".
Today I am mad for the first time at my new operating system. All I want to have is absolute control over my keyboard. I am at the right place, aren't I? Linux equals control over your system?
All I want to do is set certain special characters onto shortcuts to my keyboard.
Why do I have to search the freaking entire Internet for answers to this question? I admit, I have only searched for a short time. Still. I want shortcuts for special characters. Once I set them they work in all applications. System-wide.
Went over to a friends house. Her PC is older than mine, instead of 64MB 16. Has Windows 98 running, faster than mine.
Maybe I should go back to 3.11.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 02:46 PM   #2
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the speed of an OS depends a lot of what's being run...win98 looks ugly, but is somewhat fast if no extra apps are run over it. linux can be choppy if you use a heavy desktop environment on it, rather than a simple, lightweight (but still good-looking) window manager...period. KDE is heavy, fluxbox less. for example.

and the keys...well I'm not sure, try "bind" or something similar..
 
Old 08-26-2004, 03:08 PM   #3
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and the keys...well I'm not sure, try "bind" or something similar.. [/B]
?????
Sorry, I am mad, this is nothing personal: This is exactly what I am talking about. I appreciate the help, but man bind rights something like this:
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bind - bind a name to a socket SYNOPSIS #include <sys/types.h> #include <sys/socket.h> int bind(int sockfd, struct sockaddr *my_addr, socklen_t addrlen); DESCRIPTION bind gives the socket sockfd the local address my_addr. my_addr is addrlen bytes long. Traditionally,


What the . is a socket (I am not expecting answers to this one)? This is not about me having an old system. or is it? I am fine with my icewm setup. I am happy with the speed. I just want for once to be able to solve a problem by deducting possibilities, finding an appropriate (already installed) tool and executing it.
Again, no offence.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 03:43 PM   #4
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I hope you'll find this helpful: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Keyboard-and-Console-HOWTO.html,
or possibly this (which references the prev): http://rick.vanrein.org/linux/funkey/
 
Old 08-26-2004, 07:01 PM   #5
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I appreciate the help. These pages seem to be more about how to use keys on modern funky keyboards which I don't possess...
I was more thinking about a way to set a shortcut like Alt-a for the German umlaut-a in all apps I use (browser, editor, word processor etc).
 
Old 08-26-2004, 08:57 PM   #6
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It was the same thing for me. I love the sleek look of linux on my computer. It's a lot better than windows. NIce looking fonts and cool colors. But just one question; where do I download new themes for my desktop? I mean cool as Linux maybe-KDE that is--I'd like to have some new splash of colors and shapes on my desktop?
 
  


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