Acer Euro key doesn't work

Bug #251354 reported by Mike McKee on 2008-07-24
This bug affects 2 people
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Bug Description

I have an Acer Extensa 4420 laptop with Ubuntu 8.04. It has a Euro key that is not only next to the 5 key, but is also an exclusive key above the arrow keys. When I click it, my /var/log/messages says this:

kernel: [ 1209.761519] atkbd.c: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0xb3 on isa0060/serio0).
kernel: [ 1209.761526] atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e033 <keycode>' to make it known.

and repeats it. I guess one set is for key down and another for key up -- but that's a guess.

I would like to click that key and have it work in Firefox and GNOME apps, but instead I get nothing and my /var/log/messages has this atkbd error like you see above.

(As well, it has a $ key next to the arrows as well and because I can already do Shift 4 to get $, I'd love for that key to display a British Pound. This would help me a lot when interacting with my European clients as a PHP web developer.)

bascule (kennym-safe-mail) wrote :

I can confirm the same bug on an acer 5633WLMi

Ian Weisser (ian-weisser) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Ian Weisser (ian-weisser) wrote :

We're closing this bug since it is has been some time with no response from the original reporter. However, if the issue still exists please feel free to reopen with the requested information.

Changed in linux:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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