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Old 07-30-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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I have xmodmap and I am trying to get my windows key working for Linux as Mod4, but it isnt' working here is my .xmodmaprc file
clear Mod4
keycode 116 = Super_R
keycode 115 = Super_L
add Super_L Mod4
add Super_R Mod4
and in my .xinitrc I have xmodmap ~/.xmodmaprc
I get these errors
xmodmap:  /home/michael/.xmodmaprc:3:  bad add modifier name 'super_l', not allowed
xmodmap:  /home/michael/.xmodmaprc:4:  bad add modifier name 'super_r', not allowed
xmodmap:  2 errors encountered, aborting.
Please could anyone help me
Thanks in advance
Old 07-30-2005, 03:29 PM   #2
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Not sure about the key values you assigned.
clear Mod4
keycode 116 = Super_R
keycode 115 = Super_L
add Super_L Mod4
add Super_R Mod4

My system is FC3 with KDE 3.4.2 running.

Just make sure you found the keycode of the keys using the ' xev ' utility.

For me I edit the /etc/X11/Xmodmap file. Then I added the following to it.
keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume
keycode 178 = XF86WWW
keycode 236 = XF86Mail

Now once editted and save as root of course you can run the command ' xmodmap /etc/X11/Xmodmap ' to set it active.

Now the Raise and Lower values take over using the kmilo utility that is already running in KDE. Kmilo can be found in Control Center > KDE Components > Service Manager (Note requires root to change if needed). Now for the XF86WWW and XF86Mail I used the menu editor in KDE and at the bottom right hand corner of the program you wish to map the key too, you just hit the box called Shorcut Key there and then press the key to map it to. Really you can use any name that is listed in the below file location. But it is best to use one close to the action you are trying to use.

Now the XF86***** is defined in file:///usr/X11R6/include/X11/XF86keysym.h
Other info in file:///usr/X11R6/include/X11/keysymdef.h

How it works beyond this is more complicated than I can explain here.
Old 06-29-2006, 03:18 AM   #3
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I would like to exchange SHIFT_L + 1 and &
I tried xmodmap but could say to xmodmap both :
SHIFT and also 1 at same time ...

And to make two keys are the same time ??
shift + sthg
alt + otherkey
... ?


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