On Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12:14:45 -0400 Gene Heskett <email@example.com> wrote: > On Saturday 11 April 2015 09:20:11 Petter Adsen wrote: > > It seems you need a Wintendo tool to > > configure them, something called "SetPoint". I do not know whether > > you could use that to configure the keys and the settings would be > > stored in the actual keyboard, more likely the software stores the > > settings in a file and enables them on every boot. But you could > > always try running it in Wine and see? > > What wine? It is so crippled by its W95 compliance with hardware > support for todays hardware completely missing that its worthless, so > if I absolutely need to run a winders app, I'll go buy crossover. > And the last time I did that, it could not run the firmware updater > that a fawncy Brother color laser print I had purchased, needed > before it was usable even with Brothers own linux drivers. If you ever need to do that again, you can do a search for "Hiren's Boot CD". It contains a PE version of Windows XP that I have used several times for updating firmware and such. > I very strongly suspect that this "SetPoint" would not be executable > under wine even if I knew where to snag a copy. Something not > mentioned in that forum link thread. I don't use Wine, so I don't really have an opinion about it. The alternative is of course to install Win in a VM, if your machine can handle it. I used to run iTunes in a Win7 VM to do certain things when I had an iPad, but my mother needed a tablet, so I gave it to her. It always worked perfectly. While I prefer kvm/qemu, you could probably do the same with virtualbox. For USB support I think you need to install the "Guest Additions" in the Windows guest, but that's easy to do. If you want to try kvm you can use virt-manager for an easy interface to set up the VM. Both of these assume you have a Windows install iso/CD. SetPoint should run on XP and above, according to this webpage, where you can download it. http://support.logitech.com/software/setpoint You *should* not need to do any of this, though, as I strongly suspect that the Fn key simply makes the function keys send a different code than they do without it pressed. "xev -event keyboard" will tell you this. > > Some terminals (I'm looking at you, gnome-terminal!) have F10 mapped > > to open the menu, which obviously don't work well with mc, among > > other things. It can usually be disabled. In mc, you can press F9, > > o, o and you will get a menu where you can configure when mc will > > ask you for confirmations. Uncheck "Exit", go back to the "Options" > > menu and select "Save setup" - it will not bother you again :) > > Whoopy Ding Yippy kie yie ohh, done, and thank you very much Petter. You are most welcome :) > If you can find the tool to do it. In wheezy's case, keyboard > managment, in their considered opinion, consists of sliders for > repeat delay and repeat speed once it kicks in. There are other even > less important options , but IMNSHO, the global key mappings, and the > ability to change them, belong in this relatively easy to find > utility. They would be right at home on YAT (Yet Another Tab). But > gee whilikers folks, that would make it TOO easy... :( I guess that depends on what DE you are in. As I said, Xfce has ways to set keybindings to launch stuff or execute WM functions. I know that Enlightenment has really extensive ways to configure your input devices, but I gave up trying to use it for real work. This link may be of some help: http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/320420-weekend-project-configure-your-keyboard-into-submission You can use the tips there in combination with something like wmctrl and (g)devilspie if you want to configure certain keys to send events to your WM/DE. It says to use xmodmap, which we're not supposed to do any more, but it still does what I need to do. YMMV :) > > Have a good one, > > I try Petter, but sometimes you wonder if its worth it to gnaw thru > the straps and get up mornings. ;-) But 2 cups of java and my > morning pills and in about an hour its all better. :) :-) Petter -- "I'm ionized" "Are you sure?" "I'm positive."
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