So, I have a few questions, in which any answers would be helpful:
- 1. Does anyone know if the diagonal keys actually make their own keypress? I looked around and found scancodes for most everything but diagonals.
_ a. I suppose I could disassemble the keyboard, but I'd rather not risk breaking or damaging anything. They sound like they have their own keys, but they may very well be pressing the two adjacent direction keys simeltaneously.
2. If the diagonals do make their own keypress, is it the keyboeard BIOS or the keyboard driver that would decide to make the diagonal a horizontal and vertical keypress at the same time?
_ a. I hear there's a way to reprogram the keyboard BIOS, but I'd rather not have to mess with the keyboard on that level.
3. If it is the keyboard driver interpreting the keypress into two components, is there a driver I could use that would correctly interpret the diagonal keys? (I am using Linux Mint 14.1 with the MATE desktop, if that makes any difference.)
4. If there is not a driver, is there a way to easily customize the keyboard layout to support true diagonals? (I am using the generic 105-key keyboard layout because I do not have a driver that matches this keyboard.)