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Microsoft 4000 Natural Ergonomic Keyboard

Postby rhvkl on Wed May 14, 2008 3:54 pm

Hi (again) ... I know, that I'm buggin a lot, but I'm new to linux and need some advice...

Using Microsoft 4000 Natural Ergonomic Keyboard (German Layout) ... this part works fine,
Wanna use the Special-Keys (HotButtons) for "Favorites", "Programmable_1", "Programmable_2", ... don't work at the moment.

I've already looked here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?s= ... ostcount=1

By default (working fine, too):
- Multimedia keys (mute, play/pause, volume) --> volume has no effect cause of a soundcard driver issue
- Calculator (opens Calculator)

... is there a chance to get help when I post the "xev" output?
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Re: Microsoft 4000 Natural Ergonomic Keyboard

Postby rivenought on Wed May 14, 2008 5:16 pm

I think there is a package called KeyTouch, which might be available through Synaptic, that is supposed to restore the functionality of the multimedia keys. I have not tried it, but have seen it mentioned in a few forums. You may wish to read the documentation and see if you want to give it a spin. Good luck.
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Re: Microsoft 4000 Natural Ergonomic Keyboard

Postby rhvkl on Thu May 15, 2008 2:55 am

Hi,

I've tried your software ... great idea, but my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 v1.0 (USB) has got some unsolved "Multimedia-Keys" remaining - aren't recognized not even by the editor I guess. I tried the preconfigs from the authors website and the keytouch-editor, last one with that result:

this is device (none!):

a) Button "My Favorites"
b) Programmable-Key "1"
c) Programmable-Key "2"
d) Programmable-Key "3"
e) Programmable-Key "4"
f) Programmable-Key "5"
g) F-Switch F10 (OK) / "Check spelling"-default (unrecognized)

don't know how to mirror just one key from the standard keyboard for enhanced calc-keyboard support:

this is device (event1, not event2):

h) "<- / Shift back / erase" right above the Numpad is unhandled

this is device (event2):

i) "(" right above the Numpad is unhandled
j) ")" right above the Numpad is unhandled
k) "=" right above the Numpad is unhandled


and I don't figured out how to "zoom in" / "zoom out" mapping?
(perhaps this is would be only an advanced "crtl++ / crtl--" but don't know how to configure, too)
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