Key Codes for setkeycodes

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue Dec 13 13:27:39 UTC 2005

On 12/13/05, Mike McCarty <mike.mccarty at> wrote:
> It does not do assignments, as you say. It does, however, tell you
> what the event is. If you are trying to assign keycodes, you
> need to know what the event to assign it to is.
> > to those who may go googling for Xev: there is a blonde who goes by
> I dunno about that. I thought it was part of the base install
> on FCx.
> Mike

I understand. However, I was able to do (mostly) what I needed via
setkeycodes and showkeys. Now, I just need to know how to tell it not
to repeat (Because the scroll wheel only sends key presses, and not
key releases.).

As for the blonde, I do not believe that she is part of the base
install. However, I am willing to fill a wish in bugzilla- I believe
that her inclusion would help Fedora reach out to a much wider

Dotan Cohen

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