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    Default Is keyTouch broken in 11.2?

    Since the upgrade I have not been able to get keyTouch to work. I have the KDE 4.3 desktop.

    I have xbindkeys and GTK2 installed.

    I have installed the KMix plugin.

    I can start keyTouch in system services, but it stops immediately. If I try to refresh I get /etc/init.d/keytouch-init status returned 1 (program is dead and /var/run pid file exists): I have no idea what that means.

    Can anybody help?

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    Default Re: Is keyTouch broken in 11.2?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedarpone View Post
    Since the upgrade I have not been able to get keyTouch to work. I have the KDE 4.3 desktop.

    I have xbindkeys and GTK2 installed.

    I have installed the KMix plugin.

    I can start keyTouch in system services, but it stops immediately. If I try to refresh I get /etc/init.d/keytouch-init status returned 1 (program is dead and /var/run pid file exists): I have no idea what that means.

    Can anybody help?
    Keytouch has failed for me as well since upgrading.

    Also confirm the response in system services.

    I've tried,
    de-installing Keytouch,
    deleting all residual Keytouch files, and then
    re-installing but
    all to no avail.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Is keyTouch broken in 11.2?

    Same problem here, have tried just about everything I can think of but with no success

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    Default Re: Is keyTouch broken in 11.2?

    Have same problem in 11.2. In 11.1 worked fine.

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    Default Re: Is keyTouch broken in 11.2?

    Ditto, here. I upgraded (new full install) from 11.0 where keytouch worked like a charm. The fact that keytouch doesn't work only means that there are a few more mouse clicks now, where I hadn't any before. It would be nice if I could get it to work, though.

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    Default Re: Is keyTouch broken in 11.2? Keytouch does work in 11.2.

    Quote Originally Posted by keellambert View Post
    Keytouch has failed for me as well since upgrading.

    Also confirm the response in system services.

    I've tried,
    de-installing Keytouch,
    deleting all residual Keytouch files, and then
    re-installing but
    all to no avail.

    Any ideas?
    To get Keytouch to work in 11.2 two changes had to be made,

    1. File xorg.conf
    in Section "ServerFlags" add
    Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"

    2. Make sure Amixer is not selected for Vol+/-, mute controls. There is a known bug in this addon which kills keytouch.

    I've allocated all multimedia keys to Kaffeine functions.
    Every extra key now work as specified via keytouch.

    Thanks to jeancf who wrote :-
    Date: 2009-12-05 09:04:18 UTC
    Sender: jeancf

    I am using OS11.2 x64 and I managed to get keytouch to work (at least partially). Here's what I did:

    *Keyboard*
    Changing xorg keyboard does not work by default. For it to work the following section needs to be added to xorg.conf:

    Section "ServerFlags"
    # Uncomment the following option to reenable
    # kbd/mouse driver sections.
    # Otherwise evdev driver is used.
    Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"
    EndSection

    Set keyboard to standard:

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "Protocol" "Standard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbVariant" "alt-intl"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection


    and add:

    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"

    to section "ServerLayout".

    Make sure that:

    Configure Desktop > Regional & Language > Keyboard Layout is set to "Disable Keyboard Layouts".

    *KeyTouch*
    Get keytouch from Packman

    Go to:
    Administrator Settings > System > System Services
    and set keytouch-init to "Yes"

    Configure Keytouch. Install keytouch-editor from Packman if necessary.

    Right now the amixer plugin is not working. Mute and volume controls do not work. There is a separate bug report here already for it.

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    Default Re: Is keyTouch broken in 11.2? Keytouch does work in 11.2.

    Quote Originally Posted by keellambert View Post
    To get Keytouch to work in 11.2 two changes had to be made,

    1. File xorg.conf
    in Section "ServerFlags" add
    Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"

    2. Make sure Amixer is not selected for Vol+/-, mute controls. There is a known bug in this addon which kills keytouch.

    I've allocated all multimedia keys to Kaffeine functions.
    Every extra key now work as specified via keytouch.

    Thanks to jeancf who wrote :-
    Date: 2009-12-05 09:04:18 UTC
    Sender: jeancf

    I am using OS11.2 x64 and I managed to get keytouch to work (at least partially). Here's what I did:

    *Keyboard*
    Changing xorg keyboard does not work by default. For it to work the following section needs to be added to xorg.conf:

    Section "ServerFlags"
    # Uncomment the following option to reenable
    # kbd/mouse driver sections.
    # Otherwise evdev driver is used.
    Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"
    EndSection

    Set keyboard to standard:

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "Protocol" "Standard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbVariant" "alt-intl"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection


    and add:

    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"

    to section "ServerLayout".

    Make sure that:

    Configure Desktop > Regional & Language > Keyboard Layout is set to "Disable Keyboard Layouts".

    *KeyTouch*
    Get keytouch from Packman

    Go to:
    Administrator Settings > System > System Services
    and set keytouch-init to "Yes"

    Configure Keytouch. Install keytouch-editor from Packman if necessary.

    Right now the amixer plugin is not working. Mute and volume controls do not work. There is a separate bug report here already for it.
    Keyboard in use is German version of Logitech S510.

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