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i8042 is the keyboard controller. It will be only incremented by a real keyboard. When you are entering via ssh, you are using a pseudo-tty and obviously not using the local (physical) keyboard. There are no IRQs there for the keys. I will leave a link detailing this. http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2014/01/linux-interrupts/


To understand the answer to this question, you need to have some understanding of how keyboard input is processed. I refer you to How do keyboard input and text output work? for background. In this answer, I'm going to explain the relevant part in a different way, but I'll assume some general familiarity given by my earlier answer. My answer here concerns ...


There's a project for X on Linux-based systems that does what you are asking, called at-home-modifier, designed to keep your fingers at the home row (hence the name). The example given in their instructions is to map the space key to shift: If the space key is used alone, it's a space; if used with another key, it's shift. They also say that "Any pairs of ...


You can use any function key that Screen recognizes as the escape character. Set the escape character (more precisely, the escape byte) to one that you never type, for example \377 which is never used by UTF-8. Bind the key you want to use as the escape key to command, for example F12 (which is F2 in termcap speak — see the section “Input translation” in the ...


I think the kbdrate program only affects the rate in the Linux console outside of X windows and I think has to do with the bios keyboard repeat rate. The program you can use from a terminal in X windows to set the one that will control X windows terminals like Xterm is called xset. Use it like this: xset r rate 810 30 I don't use KDE so I'm not sure if ...


xkb has an option that does just that: caps:swapescape Swap ESC and Caps Lock so you could simply add1 /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "caps:swapescape" to your XFCE autostart items. 1: there might be a better way to do this but I'm not a XFCE user

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