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Old 11-22-2005, 02:56 AM   #1
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Taming a weird keyboard


I have a laptop with japanese keyboard, I want to bind the special japanese keys to other european keys so I will have access to "larger than" "smaller than" ... etc.

How do I do this ??? (suse 10)
Old 11-22-2005, 02:49 PM   #2
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In X, xmodmap. On the console, loadkeys.

Use xev to see the keycodes, and assign them to whatever keysym you want (see xmodmap man page for the syntax).

Put it all in ~/.xmodmap and put 'xmodmap ~/.xmodmap' in your ~/.xsession

Then again, Suse might have some flasy utility or frontend to xmodmap.
Old 11-24-2005, 08:50 PM   #3
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Your solution worked perfectly, thank you!


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