M$ media keyboard problems

  • jwm
Posted: Sat, 08/09/2008 - 15:58
Hi, I'm having difficulty getting the right keymaps for my Microsoft Media Keyboard 1.0a (USB not wireless). I'm not at this stage bothered about the extended keys, I just want to press shift-2 and get " instead of @, and shift-3 just gives me 3 instead of the pound sign, ETC ETC. During installation I chose a pc105 layout (using en-gb) but tried changing it to pc104 in xorg.conf and then using gnome keyboard prefs and since then gnome refuses to accept the pc105 layout at all. I'm stuck. I'd also like to be able to press the alt-shift-F1-F6 to get the console. Cheers in advance for any help. James.

So this change solved your problem?

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 08/11/2008 - 07:46
If so, I will recommend it gets fixed before the 2.2 release. Thanks,

Sorry to go on about

  • jwm
  • 08/09/08
  • Mon, 08/11/2008 - 02:31
Sorry to go on about this... After experimenting with various other distros I realised I should not have followed the advice of 64studio's installer in recommending not to choose pc/at style keyboard for USB keyboard. Going against the recommendation makes everything sweet :) james PS The debian etch dvd's are not recognised, perhaps they're not Debian CD's !?!?

Hi Dave, I've tried

  • jwm
  • 08/09/08
  • Sun, 08/10/2008 - 15:46
Hi Dave, I've tried dpkg-reconfigure console-common already, does not seem to make any difference. I don't/can't have a net connection at all on my Linux machine, but anyway I've installed from the 64bit 800mb ISO I downloaded (from work) and that's not got console-setup. I also have 3 Debian Etch DVD's and am going to add them to the sources list. Cheers, james.


  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sat, 08/09/2008 - 16:56
Hi James, 64studio 2.1 is fine on the desktop here, but at a console I loose "uk" settings... This works for me. # apt-get update # apt-get install console-setup On my system this auto configures to "uk" If not: # dpkg-reconfigure console-setup will take you through the setup. Cheers, dave