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Unread postby nekonoko » Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:50 pm

I received a SGI keyboard a few days ago with some custom keycaps - anyone know which hardware/software application it was designed for?

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Unread postby 87Porsche » Sun Mar 14, 2004 8:54 pm

A CAD/CAM application? The F8/Oblique key brings back memories of AutoCAD.

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Unread postby Shtoink » Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:43 am

That is a strange one!

My guess would be some sort of 3D app as well. I wonder if it was possibly part of a machine running/controlling some sort of CNC equipment?

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Unread postby Scott Tarr » Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:30 am

Nice.

Definitely looks like it's designed for 3D work.

Kinda makes my Japanese sgi keyboard look overly complex.

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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:57 pm

You have one of those too? I picked up a Japanese SGI "Klingon-grey" (Charcoal) PS2 keyboard for 99 cents plus shipping on eBay about a month ago - came new in box (must have been liquidated overstock). I'm using it on my O2 right now - not bad at all really :)
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Unread postby Scott Tarr » Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:11 pm

Haha. I picked mine up on ebay " for 99 cents plus shipping on eBay about" three months ago and " I'm using it on my O2 right now". ;)

Are you stalking me?

j/k

The only problem I have with it is that I can't get the \ to work correctly. Oh, it sees it and works when I set it up under other languages, but it doesn't map correctly. Oh well, it's not like i use the backslash that often anyway.

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Unread postby canavan » Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:03 am

Scott Tarr wrote:The only problem I have with it is that I can't get the \ to work correctly. Oh, it sees it and works when I set it up under other languages, but it doesn't map correctly. Oh well, it's not like i use the backslash that often anyway.


Make a proper one-line .xmodmap and put the proper xmodmap call in your .xsession. I don't know the .xmodmap line from the top of my head, but it's easy to make with xkeycaps or xev. I could post it if needed.

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Unread postby Scott Tarr » Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:10 pm

That might help if you posted it. ;)

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Unread postby canavan » Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:48 pm

~/.xmodmap-`uname-r`:

Code: Select all

keycode 0x1B =  Multi_key
keycode 0x5B =  backslash       bar


towards the end of ~/.xsession:

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if [ -f $HOME/.xmodmap-`uname -n` ]; then
        xmodmap $HOME/.xmodmap-`uname -n`;
fi


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