Key Codes for setkeycodes

Mostafa Z. Afgani mostafa.afgani at
Mon Dec 12 23:14:17 UTC 2005

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 12/13/05, Mike McCarty <mike.mccarty at> wrote:
>>Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>[that he wanted to do some keycode stuff]
>>You might want to use xev.
> Thanks, Mike, but Xev seems to be more of a development tool than an
> application for assigning to a key permanent values. Word of caution
> to those who may go googling for Xev: there is a blonde who goes by
> that name, who appears on twice as many websites as the application
> Xev, and is a lot more interesting to study...

Here's what I did to get my A4tech KBS-26 working on Gnome:

The steps leading up to assigning KeySyms should be needed for KDE as 
well .. but I don't know what you can use on KDE to assign commands to 
KeySyms. I also have the problem that the scroller is recognized as a 
single keypress event -- I don't know of any solution to that problem as 

> Dotan


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