Monthly Archives: August 2005

X11 Configuration for Special Keyboard Buttons.

If you have lots of “multmedia” keys on the keyboard and would like to use them under X11 there are a number of ways of doing this. Gentoo has a long way of doing it.

I got my extra keys working using a program called xbindkeys. More details on the website: XBindKeys Website
The relvant bit of the config file is:

"mozilla-thunderbird"
XF86Mail
"mozilla-firefox"
XF86WWW
"gcalctool"
XF86Calculator
"xfe"
XF86MyComputer
"gnome-search-tool"
XF86Search
"gnome-terminal"
XF86Favourites

Or it might all be a lot easier to use the LinEAK Program

Note to self: spend less time configuring your keyboard and more time typing…

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