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Re: debian 8

On Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:01:43 -0400
Gene Heskett <gheskett@wdtv.com> wrote:

> On Saturday 11 April 2015 02:39:47 Petter Adsen wrote:
> > On Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:46:36 -0400
> >
> > Gene Heskett <gheskett@wdtv.com> wrote:
> > > On Friday 10 April 2015 10:28:36 Curt wrote:
> > > > There is something else to try:
> > > >
> > > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key
> > >
> > > I have occasionally tried that, (when I can remember it) has not
> > > worked yet, for me, even with a wired keyboard.  That is something
> > > that distro compilers building kernels for their disto, seem to
> > > have a delight in disabling/ignoring.
> > >
> > > This particular keyboard has not such a marked key.  White
> > > logitech K360.
> >
> > On most keyboards it is marked "Print Screen", or some shortening
> > thereof. Or do you have a small keyboard without such a key?
> >
> > Petter
> That is an alternate logo resembling Prnt Scr on the home key in some 
> cross of tan & orange, whch when you look appears to be a function of 
> holding down the "FN" key, labeled in that same color between the
> right alt and and right Ctrl keys. Presumably to be used as a shift
> key to bring the orange/brown logos on the other keys into play?
> The FN key on every other keyboard I own is a alternate action switch 
> key, toggling the F# keys in and out of existance, but not on wheezy.
> Or this keyboard. TBD which. "To Be Determined" for those that need
> the acronym lookup wiki.
> Q:Do we have any docs that show how this is supposed to work?
> A:Not that I can find.

I found this after sending my other mail, which might clarify things:

This has a chart of the default mappings, like "FN + F1 = Launces
browser". I would _guess_ that sends a keycode that X sees as
XF86_Something. You can check with "xev -event keyboard", focus the
window that appears, and press the keys to see what codes they send.

Then you can bind them, with the tools of your choice. Xfce has a
graphical interface to bind keys to applications or window manager
functions, I would guess most other environments also have this.

The PDF says you need the Win software to remap the keys, but that is
probably just to bind them to different functions in Windows, and
shouldn't have any effect under Linux.

Hope this helps.



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