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Re: [vox-tech] keys and keybinding
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Re: [vox-tech] keys and keybinding



On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 01:21:27PM -0700, Henry House wrote:
> On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 12:30:06PM -0700, Gabriel Rosa wrote:
> > I'm saying that i might have to implement the key event generating myself, as
> > in, hack xfree/console/whatever to respond to whatever code the key generates.
> > I'm asking if there's a simpler way of doing that.
> 
> The keyboard hardware must generate a scancode. X converts scancodes into
> keycodes, which allows programs to reliably, for example, test whether the
> key pressed is the right alt key, even though the hardware scancode differs
> radically across platforms. The scancode->keycode maps are text files.
> 
> Does the key produce codes in showkey?

I have an old laptop. When the power saving features are used (special
keys) the key shows up in the kernel log (or anther log). I get a
message like unknown/undefined key 0x02A pressed.  Might be worth grepping
through /var/log



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