[Wolves] keymapping

Chris Procter wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Dec 3 10:33:00 2002

Dont xmodmap and xkeycaps only work if you're running X windows?

I think you can use the dumpkeys command to dump the current key map, pipe
the results to a file, edit it and then use loadkeys to load the file again
(read the man pages first, my memory isn't what it...what was I saying?).
Make sure you have a backup copy of your current key map first though, you
can cause serious problems if you get the keymap wrong.


-----Original Message-----
From: Aquarius [mailto:aquarius-lists@kryogenix.org]
Sent: 03 December 2002 10:15
To: wolves@mailman.lug.org.uk
Subject: Re: [Wolves] keymapping

Peter Oliver spoo'd forth:
> On Mon, 2 Dec 2002, Alex wrote:
>> hey i was just wondering if any if u know how map keys to others since i 
>> dropped my laptop and the k/board space bar dont work to well now n i 
>> wanted to remap it to the windows key or summink?
> 'xmodmap -e "keycode 117 = space"' will remap the Menu key to space.  Use
> xev to figure out what keycode (just a number for the key) a key generates
> and what keysym (what the key actually does) this is currently mapped to. 

Ignore Peter, he's too hardcore for words,  and  listen  to  me  :)  Use 
xkeycaps, because it gives you  a  nice  graphical  interface  on  this, 
rather than pratting about with xev ;-)

Xkeycaps does actually do the xmodmap stuff under the covers,  but  it's 
a lot easier than doing it the hardcore way, in much the same  way  that 
apt-get is easier than using Slackware...


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