[ILUG] MS fancy-pants keyboard
lbedford at lbedford.org
Thu Nov 15 11:42:56 GMT 2001
>On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 11:15:27AM +0000, Ronny B mentioned:
>> > So, I got me a new one. Nice USB jobbie. However, it's got about twelve
>> > buttons all around the top of the keyboard. And xev doesn't seem to react
>> > to them.
>> I used to have an "internet keyboard" which had an extra key above
>> (and therefore half-size Fkeys!), plus a powerbutton (which, unfortunately,
>> worked). Pressing any of the first twelve gave me a tilde, which I presume
>> is default when it's not recognised. I'd expect your keyboard to also just
>> send a higher numbered keycode. Isn't there any output at all from those?
> Not a sausage. Hence me resorting to xev to see what the scancodes were,
>so I could get xmodmap to beat them around.
aha... something I found in the latest kernel makes my extra keys on the Apple
Keyboard work. It's the raw HID driver. It dumps the codes to a different
device and you can write a program to read them.
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