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    Default Remap broken keyboard

    My ASUS Eee PC 701's keyboard has some broken keys: 1,3,5,7,8,0,=,bkspc and tab do not function at all.

    Whilst I can just about make do as is, it would be nice to be able to press Ctrl+AltGr+'Q-P' for numbers or something.

    How can I do this?

    Thanks,
    James

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    Default Re: Remap broken keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Joban View Post
    My ASUS Eee PC 701's keyboard has some broken keys: 1,3,5,7,8,0,=,bkspc and tab do not function at all.

    Whilst I can just about make do as is, it would be nice to be able to press Ctrl+AltGr+'Q-P' for numbers or something.

    How can I do this?

    Thanks,
    James
    You didn't post your openSUSE version, or your Desktop environment KDE, Gnome or other.
    In Gnome, I would start with "Control Center" | "Hardware" | "Keyboard" | "Keyboard Preferences" You can select by language and country, pick a layout the works best and redefine the keys. In the Gnome Traditional Menu, there's | "System" | "Personal" | "Keyboard Shortcuts".

    OTOH, you should be able to buy a new keyboard for $5-20 USD, if you catch a sale. ;-)
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

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    Default Re: Remap broken keyboard

    On 2010-08-09, tararpharazon <tararpharazon@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >
    > Joban;2203705 Wrote:
    >> My ASUS Eee PC 701's keyboard has some broken keys: 1,3,5,7,8,0,=,bkspc
    >> and tab do not function at all.
    >>
    >> Whilst I can just about make do as is, it would be nice to be able to
    >> press Ctrl+AltGr+'Q-P' for numbers or something.
    >>
    >> How can I do this?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> James You didn't post your openSUSE version, or your Desktop environment KDE,

    > Gnome or other.
    > In Gnome, I would start with "Control Center" | "Hardware" |
    > "Keyboard" | "Keyboard Preferences" You can select by language and
    > country, pick a layout the works best and redefine the keys. In the
    > Gnome Traditional Menu, there's | "System" | "Personal" | "Keyboard
    > Shortcuts".
    >
    > OTOH, you should be able to buy a new keyboard for $5-20 USD, if you
    > catch a sale. ;-)



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    Default Re: Remap broken keyboard

    Yes sorry, it was my thought a USB keyboard would work but obviously they'd be extra weight and bulky.
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

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    Default Re: Remap broken keyboard

    Hey guys,

    Thanks for your responses!
    tararpharazon: I'm running openSUSE 11.3 KDE4. It turns out that in "Input Actions" from the KDE Control Center you can put key combos to give any keyboard output - I'd never have thought of that!

    It'll take some getting used to, but I don't have to spend 30 on a new keyboard

    James

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