Debian on the FreeRunner -- a few questions/solutions

Fox Mulder Quakeman1 at
Thu Aug 21 22:38:55 CEST 2008

Ok i changed a few things.

First the Pageup is now selected with AltGR and not shift because with
shift when using pageup shift is still on and text is selected. ;)

Second thing is that i forgot the obey-caps='true' tag for öäü which
makes them only work with shift but not capslock. Also i removed these
tags on every other key than a-z. Other keys make no sense to activate
with capslock.

Third thing is that i inserted home and end on cursor up and down with
help of AltGr. Thanks for the hint. :)
Maybe i change the position of PgUp/PgDn and Home/End. But for now it is ok.

Fourth change is the problem with / and =. I found out that i can use
these characters with "normal" and "mod1" (AltGr) but not with "shifted"
tag. I don't know why, but therefor i make a quickfix which isn't nice
but these characters are usable. I inserted them to the keys 4 and 5
with help of AltGr. Looks a bit ugly but at the moment i don't know how
to get them to work with shift. :/


Aapo Rantalainen wrote:
> Nice looking keyboard. Excluding Home and End there are
> AllWhatCanNeed. (maybe on arrows with shift?) There are some button
> which do not work on my debian. Do they work on yours?
> shift+7  = ?    should be /
> shift+0  = +    should be =
> shift+.   = :     should be ;
> öä and umlaut-u do not affected by CAPSLOCK.
> y and z are swapped (joke)
> -Aapo Rantalainen
> 2008/8/21 Fox Mulder <Quakeman1 at>:
>> First of all i must say that i'm quite impressed with debian on the
>> freerunner. It runs quite smooth most of the time and the software
>> choices are realy nice. :)
>> There is a thing what i found out about the matchbox keyboard. The
>> standard layout is quite bad so i tried my customized from 2007.2 which
>> doesn't work at all (i already read about this problem). After a long
>> try and error session i found out why it doesn't work. The matchbox
>> keyboard which comes with debian seems not to get along with the
>> action="modifier:layout" tag. After i found out i removed all
>> alternative layouts and it worked with my nice german layout with f-keys
>> and everithing which is on the keyboard. :)
>> If someone is interested in the german layout with f-keys i attached.
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