Need keyboard with <CTRL> key next to <A> key.

Need keyboard with <CTRL> key next to <A> key.

Post by Michael Verni » Wed, 11 May 1994 05:27:30



I use Emacs under Linux quite often and I need a keyboard where the <CTRL>
key is next to the A key and not at the bottom of the keyboard.
I've called several of the big mail-order companies and cannot
find it. Thanks is advance.

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Need keyboard with <CTRL> key next to <A> key.

Post by Hal N. Broo » Wed, 11 May 1994 09:07:50



>I use Emacs under Linux quite often and I need a keyboard where the <CTRL>
>key is next to the A key and not at the bottom of the keyboard.
>I've called several of the big mail-order companies and cannot
>find it. Thanks is advance.

Why not just use loadkeys to do this?  It should be sufficient to
set "keycode  29 = Caps_Lock" and "keycode  58 = Control" in your
keyboard translation table.  Recent versions of XFree86 servers
will honor this translation, too, so there will be no need to do
anything more with xmodmap if you use X11.

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Need keyboard with <CTRL> key next to <A> key.

Post by Dirk Brandew » Wed, 11 May 1994 01:25:13



>I use Emacs under Linux quite often and I need a keyboard where the <CTRL>
>key is next to the A key and not at the bottom of the keyboard.
>I've called several of the big mail-order companies and cannot
>find it. Thanks is advance.

I use the omnikey/101 it has the option of having the control key in the
"right" postion. The key board is made by northgate computer systems.

Hope this helps

--Dirk

 
 
 

Need keyboard with <CTRL> key next to <A> key.

Post by David F » Wed, 11 May 1994 08:55:51


] I use Emacs under Linux quite often and I need a keyboard where the <CTRL>
] key is next to the A key and not at the bottom of the keyboard.
] I've called several of the big mail-order companies and cannot
] find it. Thanks is advance.

The KeyTronic KB101 Plus has a switch that allows you to
swap caps lock and ctrl.  You can also do this for X in
your .Xmodmap file.  The commands for this are in the
xmodmap man page.
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Need keyboard with <CTRL> key next to <A> key.

Post by Michael Rothste » Wed, 11 May 1994 10:32:25



>I use Emacs under Linux quite often and I need a keyboard where the <CTRL>
>key is next to the A key and not at the bottom of the keyboard.

Another answer which works: Gateway 2000 keyboards are completely
remappable, so you can program the keyboard to have the keys where
_you_ want them.
For example, I programmed the keyboard so that the key next to the
a is a control key. Bingo! I now have three Ctrl keys. (I could, now,
if I wanted to, move the shift lock key elsewhere, but I don't want
to: that key is  a big pain....)
Incidentally, the movements survive cold and hot boots; the keyboard
is also programmable, but I don't use that....
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Need keyboard with <CTRL> key next to <A> key.

Post by Paul Tombl » Thu, 12 May 1994 08:27:37




>   I use Emacs under Linux quite often and I need a keyboard where the <CTRL>
>   key is next to the A key and not at the bottom of the keyboard.
>   I've called several of the big mail-order companies and cannot
>   find it. Thanks is advance.
>I make a file called /usr/lib/keytables/uscaps.map that has two lines:
>keycode  58 = Control
>keycode  29 = Caps_Lock
>Then I load it in /etc/rc.d/rc.local using:
>/bin/loadkeys /usr/lib/keytables/us.map /usr/lib/keytables/uscaps.map

Well, since I didn't install the keytable stuff, I rely on X to do it.  I
have the following file called .xmodmaprc in my home directory:
!
! Swap  Caps_Lock  and  Control_L
!
remove Lock = Caps_Lock
remove Control =  Control_L
keysym  Control_L  =  Caps_Lock
keysym  Caps_Lock  = Control_L
add Lock = Caps_Lock
add Control = Control_L

And in my .xinitrc, I have:
xmodmap $HOME/.xmodmaprc

Works fine until you get out of X.
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Gandalf Canada Limited
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Need keyboard with <CTRL> key next to <A> key.

Post by Russell Nels » Thu, 12 May 1994 05:48:18


   I use Emacs under Linux quite often and I need a keyboard where the <CTRL>
   key is next to the A key and not at the bottom of the keyboard.
   I've called several of the big mail-order companies and cannot
   find it. Thanks is advance.

I make a file called /usr/lib/keytables/uscaps.map that has two lines:
keycode  58 = Control
keycode  29 = Caps_Lock

Then I load it in /etc/rc.d/rc.local using:
/bin/loadkeys /usr/lib/keytables/us.map /usr/lib/keytables/uscaps.map

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Need keyboard with <CTRL> key next to <A> key.

Post by Don Smi » Fri, 13 May 1994 07:34:42


Quote:>I use Emacs under Linux quite often and I need a keyboard where the <CTRL>
>key is next to the A key and not at the bottom of the keyboard.

Don't laugh... but the XT i'm sitting on here at work (right next to
a quadra 840av noless) has the control key in that position.  Its one
of those ancient keyboards that weigh about 10 pounds :).

  -don

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