Pinebook 1080: US keymap for \ | (backslash pipe) key near left shift?
#1
I have a Pinebook 1080 11.6", and there is a key which doesn't map correctly.

I searched and found no answer, hopefully this has already been answered though.

Near my left shift key, I have a key with \ on the bottom and | on top, which are backslash and pipe.

However, when I use it to type, I get this:

<
> (with shift)

I don't know much about keymaps because I'm in the US and it always "just worked".
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#2
Same here.
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#3
(11-11-2018, 07:40 AM)acruhl Wrote: I have a Pinebook 1080 11.6", and there is a key which doesn't map correctly.

I searched and found no answer, hopefully this has already been answered though.

Near my left shift key, I have a key with \ on the bottom and | on top, which are backslash and pipe.

However, when I use it to type, I get this:

<
> (with shift)

I don't know much about keymaps because I'm in the US and it always "just worked".

Same here (1080 11").

xev reports it's keycode 94, XKeysymToKeycode returns keycode: 60, XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (3e) ">"  (I think that was shifted, btw).

I tried using "keycode 94 = backslash bar", but it didn't seem to work.
xkeycaps didn't work either, with an X protocol error when it sent the X_SetModifierMapping request.  I suspect that was the crazy number of modifiers it was trying to set though.


hrm.

perhaps it needs to be hacked using xkb instead?  i'll need to research that.
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(11-11-2018, 07:40 AM)acruhl Wrote: I have a Pinebook 1080 11.6", and there is a key which doesn't map correctly.

<
> (with shift)

I don't know much about keymaps because I'm in the US and it always "just worked".

Yep, the 11" has an odd placement of some of the chars (like ' and ") BUT your CAN remap the \ | key using the following:


Code:
# remap Pipe Key to Pipe
xmodmap -e "keycode  94 = backslash bar backslash bar"


Put it in your .bashrc and it will be there the next time you login.
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#5
Stop this insanity and use "English (US, alt. intl.)" as your keyboard layout Big Grin
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#6
An even _better_ solution!
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#7
(11-18-2018, 12:20 AM)Noxmiles Wrote: Stop this insanity and use "English (US, alt. intl.)" as your keyboard layout Big Grin

oh my god

thank you for saving my life.
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#8
For future reference, this is what I set my keyboard to so the apostrophe was the correct one. At least for me.

Layout: English (US)

Variant: English (US, international AltGr Unicode combining, alternative)


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(11-18-2018, 12:20 AM)Noxmiles Wrote: Stop this insanity and use "English (US, alt. intl.)" as your keyboard layout Big Grin

I did that and now the apostrophe or double quote only works every other time I press the key. This is weird. They are in bpue on the - key and I have to use Fn. 

I might go back to the regular layout and just deal with it. Or just try the keymap for that particular key.
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(11-19-2018, 02:41 PM)acruhl Wrote:
(11-18-2018, 12:20 AM)Noxmiles Wrote: Stop this insanity and use "English (US, alt. intl.)" as your keyboard layout Big Grin

I did that and now the apostrophe or double quote only works every other time I press the key. This is weird. They are in bpue on the - key and I have to use Fn. 

I might go back to the regular layout and just deal with it. Or just try the keymap for that particular key.

I suggest looking at the post above yours. I had the same problem and I fixed it.
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