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Re: keycodes console: "showkey --keymap" useless?



On Thursday 18 November 2004 11:00 am, Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
> Hi All
>
> Titanium IV here.
> console-tools: Installed: 1:0.2.3dbs-55
>
> I'm trying to change the keyboard map on console: I have to know the
> appropriate keycodes for that ...
> The problem is the keycodes shown by "showkey --keymap" differ heavily
> from those in my current /etc/console/boottime.kmap.gz. The latter works
> a bit lousy, but at least I get the most important keys with it ...
>
> E.g. when when I do a
> showkey --keymap
> I get a "keycode 51 press" when I press "3" ... this differs from what I
> have in
> /etc/console/boottime.kmap.gz: the latter says "three" has "keycode
> 4":
> --------------------------
> keycode   4 = three            section          threesuperior    Escape    
>       Escape alt     keycode   4 = Meta_three
>         shift   altgr   alt     keycode   4 = Meta_Escape
>         control alt     keycode   4 = Meta_Escape
> ------------------------------------------
>
> What did I miss? Or does this seem to be a "showkey" bug?
>
> Best Regards
> Wolfgang
> --
> Wolfgang Pfeiffer                           gpg ID: 0AA7E825
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I know showkey is buggy in some releases. I had the problem that it showed me 
only char codes...try older/newer version...it could do the trick!



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