Cannot find "-" on the pinephone keyboard
#1
I have tried all the left Shift + Fn + all the F1-F10 keys and cannot find a "-". The use of F5 or F6 produce the "~". The use of F7 or F9 produce the "_". The use of the F8 or F10 produce the "+". Finally, the use of F1 or F2 produce the "|". Everything else on the keyboard appears to work as well as the charging and disconnect of my pinephone from charging using the keyboard battery. Am I overlooking something and why is there redundancy in some of the symbols produced using the F keys? Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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#2
For me the minus key is under F7.

You might need to change the keyboard layout.

I think you can find the current configuration by going
Code:
# xkbcomp $DISPLAY output.xkb
(https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/X_keyboard_extension)

Look for the section that controls the number row, for me it's like

Code:
xkb_symbols "(unnamed)" {

    name[group1]="English (US)";

    key  <ESC> {         [          Escape ] };
    key <AE01> {
        type= "FOUR_LEVEL",
        symbols[Group1]= [               1,          exclam,             bar,        NoSymbol ]
    };  
    key <AE02> {
        type= "FOUR_LEVEL",
        symbols[Group1]= [               2,              at,       backslash,        NoSymbol
    };
...
    key <AE07> {
        type= "FOUR_LEVEL",
        symbols[Group1]= [               7,       ampersand,           minus,        NoSymbol ]
    };
...

Maybe your layout doesn't define the third level of keys. At least on PPP it was recently broken on Manjaro.

If that's the problem there is an updated keyboard map here
https://codeberg.org/HazardChem/PinePhon...h/main/tty

This is what I did for Manjaro plasma on PPP
https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=16640
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#3
Thank you for your suggestions. Currently running Mobian, have to see if your suggestions are applicable.
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#4
(05-20-2022, 11:40 AM)gilwood Wrote: I have tried all the left Shift + Fn + all the F1-F10 keys and cannot find a "-". The use of F5 or F6 produce the "~". The use of F7 or F9 produce the "_". The use of the F8 or F10 produce the "+". Finally, the use of F1 or F2 produce the "|". Everything else on the keyboard appears to work as well as the charging and disconnect of my pinephone from charging using the keyboard battery. Am I overlooking something and why is there redundancy in some of the symbols produced using the F keys? Any help is appreciated. Thanks

I described this problem in post 1 and post 5 of this thread,

https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=15787

I use ManjaroARM, but I think this is the kernel keyboard driver, not specific to an OS. I show the two layers of symbols you get with Fn-Num Key and Shift-Fn-Numkey and their redundancies.


The fix for this is installing the userspace driver which gets you what is printed on the keys and f-Keys using the Pine key + num key. A method for doing this for Mobian is described here:

https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=16153
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