Hotkeys setup by Kubuntu install
ach at mpe.mpg.de
Fri Dec 23 01:39:40 GMT 2005
On Thursday 22 December 2005 19:15, Frank Siegert wrote:
> Sorry for this late reply.
> 12. Dezember 2005 16:45, Achim Bohnet:
> | Hi,
> | while many keyboards use the same keycode, some do not. Try e.g.,
> | grep XF86AudioPlay /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/inet | sort | uniq
> | check kcontrol or the file if you laptop model isn't already there
> | system settings -> regional & accessibility -> keyboard
> | 'keyboard model' in the layout tab
> | and if not submit a bug report with the right setting for you laptop
> | against xkeyboard-config.
> Thanks for pointing this out. If these keycodes are not very generic, how does
> the Ubuntu installation do it? As you can see, I am no expert in this.
I don't know. Is on my todo to ask on #ubuntu-laptop (as too many other things)
> Furthermore, it's not nice to rely on one exact keyboard appearing in KDE's
> "keyboard model" listing (especially for thousands of different laptop
> types). How do we enable the user to activate his special keys?
I assume that at least for laptops dmidecode can be used figure it out. E.g.
Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
Product Name: Latitude D600
For PS/2 for USB other methods are needed.
> | I fully agree that autoconfig of the special keys during
> | installation is badly missing in kubuntu. (Have not checked what
> | needs to be done.)
> Maybe the keyboard layout selector can be extended to also probe for
> multimedia keys? But the question remains: What is Ubuntu installation doing?
I don't think that a good idea to use the keyboard selector. Too time consuming.
At least for half a dozend Dell Laptops Models and Optiplex Models PC I got always
pc104. So I guess that it nothing is done (yet?) during installation.
If you want to help, ask on IRC #ubuntu-laptop irc.freenode.net and let us
> 0: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KeyboardLayoutSelector
> kubuntu-devel mailing list
> kubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
To me vi is Zen. To use vi is to practice zen. Every command is
a koan. Profound to the user, unintelligible to the uninitiated.
You discover truth everytime you use it.
-- reddy at lion.austin.ibm.com
More information about the kubuntu-devel