€ and $ keys don't work

Bug #20398 reported by Martijn vdS on 2005-08-25
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
hotkey-setup (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

I have an Acer 1680-series laptop, with € and $ keys above the keypad.

The € key generates e033
The $ key generates e034

(both according to the kernel log)

Pictures are available at http://foodfight.org/fotos/2005/08-25%20Weird%20keys/

Attaching dmidecode output

http://foodfight.org/fotos/2005/08-25%20Weird%20keys/: http://foodfight.org/fotos/2005/08-25%20Weird%20keys/

Martijn vdS (martijn) wrote :

Created an attachment (id=3391)
demidecode output for Acer Aspire 1684WLMi

Matthew Garrett (mjg59) wrote :

That is the most crack I have ever seen on a laptop keyboard.

Daniel Stone (daniels) wrote :

Matt, do you want to take these as hotkeys? I'd really rather avoid this kind
of crap in xkeyboard-config.

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

(In reply to comment #3)
> Matt, do you want to take these as hotkeys? I'd really rather avoid this kind
> of crap in xkeyboard-config.

Does xkeyboard-config handle similar symbols on other keyboards?

Daniel Stone (daniels) wrote :

No, because we'd have to add custom keycodes.

Matthew Garrett (mjg59) wrote :

Hmm. It's difficult to add them to hotkey-setup, because they don't correspond
to actual keys - $ and € require modifiers.

Daniel Stone (daniels) wrote :

ah yes, good point. ugh.

mihai.ile (mihai.ile) wrote :

Created an attachment (id=4268)
dmidecode output - Acer 1694WLMi

My Acer 1694WLMi has the same keys ( shown in the link
http://foodfight.org/fotos/2005/08-25%20Weird%20keys/ ) and not working
My Ubuntu Hardware Database ID: 99ce86e0663957501909c999668c11d6

mihai.ile (mihai.ile) wrote :

(From update of attachment 4268)
My Acer 1694WLMi has the same keys ( shown in the link
http://foodfight.org/fotos/2005/08-25%20Weird%20keys/ ) and not working
My Ubuntu Hardware Database ID: 99ce86e0663957501909c999668c11d6

Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

I need a remapper-daemon that can handle modifiers to deal with the special keys on the Toshiba tablets. That would take a key-combo and produce a single keypress; but I suppose it could also take a single keypress and produce a key-combo.

Whilst you /can/ output the sequence Shift-Down, Four-Down, Four-Up, Shift-Up this might interfere with other keys if somebody is holding a shift down already... and is only going to work with keymaps where [$] is on the same key as [3].

It needs is being able to output a symbol directly and that means assigning a new keycode.

Can we just make them load GnuCash...

Martijn vdS (martijn) wrote :

According to daniels, at FOSDEM, this can be solved using XKB magic.

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