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Hello, I am fairly new to linux , I use ubuntu 10.04. I have an external usb numpad which I would like to configure differently from the one on my ...
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    Help configuring second keyboard mapping.


    Hello,

    I am fairly new to linux , I use ubuntu 10.04.



    I have an external usb numpad which I would like to configure differently from the one on my keyboard , sort of like a "hotkey pad".

    The keyboard is a standard PS2 and of course works out of the box.
    The numpad is a USB device which also works out of the box.



    How can I define mapping for the usb device without affecting the other keyboard?





    Thanks in advance,
    Proxx

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    Done some investigation, really teaching for a newbie :P
    Thus the following is close to guessing.

    I think a good start would be to add the USB device to the xorg.conf file as a separate device.
    For now I dont really know how, yet.

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
    EndSection
    This is in my xorg.conf file, i figured that i should add a similar entry for the device.
    Point is that i dont know how to find the correct identifier.

    Can anyone help me here?




    The next step would be to add a custom layout to the 'new' entry.
    I know this i possible but at the moment iam a bit overwhelmed by information that goes beyond my understanding, but I am trying to keep up.



    Anyone?


    *edit*
    BTW I think ill go with the XKB driver as it seems very configurable.
    Could i better use another driver ?

    Found this page which poses a method of approach (if I understand correctly)
    But i cant post links :S
    Last edited by proxxx; 10-04-2010 at 01:40 PM.

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    Please could anyone give me something?
    Iam rather lost

    There must be some linux guy somewhere that says:" ah come on its easy"

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