I have a laptop with Swedish keyboard layout, everything works well with the keyboard. Due to injuries I am using an external ergonomic USB keyboard, this is where I am experiencing difficulties.
The external keyboard doesn't have a key for
ALT-GR (I guess that's
ALT_R) which causes trouble because typing
 all uses
ALT-GR in Swedish keyboard layout.
UPDATE:: This is not true. The keyboard comes with both Control keys but was messed up due to custom remapping, read how to manage that here. After a complete reset I it turns out that the external keyboard has
Alt-GR (shown as
ISO_Level3_Shift by xev) as well (though backticks was hard to find). ::END UPDATE
The keyboard has a built-in remapping feature as well as macro features but there's no way to remap keys from the on-board keyboard to the external keyboard (as far as I know)
I would like to set one of my keys on the external keyboard to have a new keycode (such as
ALT_R and then remap that to acting as
ALT-GR – is this possible? The reason I don't want the keycode
Control_L is, if I remap it then the other Control key will be remapped as well.
With xev I have checked what keycode is trigged by clicking the key of
ALT-GR on my on-board keyboard and that's
keycode 108 (keysym 0xfe03, ISO_Level3_Shift). After some reasearch I've noticed this is not expected for the
ALT-GR key, but this key works as I expect.
With xev I also check the output for the key on the external keyboard which I desire to use as
keycode 105 (keysym 0xffe3, Control_L).
I have another key on the external keyboard outputting the exact same thing, that key is the one I use for
Control_L, making the one I wish was
I have messed around with xmodmap to see if I can get what I need but alas, with no success. Here are a few scenarios.
xmodmap -e "keycode 105 = Alt_R" #=> This disables both Control keys and doesn't work like
ALT-GR, virtually the key doesn't do anything.
xmodmap -e "keycode 105 = ISO_Level3_Shift" #=> Same as above
Is there a way to address these problems?
- Ubuntu 13.10
- External USB keyboard (Kinesis Advantage Pro)