Like many others, I've bought an Aluminium Keyboard for ~~its cool
style~~ the smooth typing experience it provides. Mine is a wired
version, ISO variant (international, 110-keys). It's not working 100%
out-of-the-box under Linux, so this post explains what I did to make it
- Supporting the additional keys (F13..F19) and geometry (physical
layout) under X.org
- Making the keyboard auto-configured at X.org startup. No need to
mess with xorg.conf!
But wait, there's more. If you're accustomed to PC keyboards, you really
need those ones too:
- Making this fn key located on top of the delete key behave like a
regular PC keyboard: Insert!
- Making multimedia keys output Fxx symbols by default
- Making F13..F15 behave like those charmingly obsolete Scroll
Lock..Print Screen keys
- Keeping the multimedia keys accessible when the fn key is remapped