linux azerty problem (W- and Z-keys)

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linux azerty problem (W- and Z-keys)

Postby bartovan » May 17th, 2013, 5:52 am

Hello,

I did all searches I could but cannot find the solution. I have sandbox installed via official packages in Linux Mint 13, using Xfce.
Everything fine, except that on my azerty-keyboard "forward" should be "Z" and not "W".
Now I tried changing keyboard layout using the xfce-xkb plugin and made it work for any and every application ... except Sandbox. Sandbox doesn't take the change into account, and there's no way to make it "see" the change.

Can anyone help me please? Is there a .cfg I can change, and where exactly can I find it? Or what else can I do?

Thank you very much for any help...

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Re: linux azerty problem (W- and Z-keys)

Postby Hirato » May 17th, 2013, 11:58 pm

SDL!!!

You might have to mess around with the binds in data/defaults.cfg, you can use /setdefaults ingame to reload these.
The 3.0.0 release, whenever that comes out, uses SDL2, so it should work better, all things considered.
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Re: linux azerty problem (W- and Z-keys)

Postby bartovan » May 21st, 2013, 2:58 am

Hello Hirato,

thanks for your reply. I found a very unofficial and unrecommended workaround changing the keymap.cfg file. I explained it here: http://bartssolutions.blogspot.be/2013/05/howto-change-keyboard-controls-in.html.
It probably makes your hair stand up :), but it does seem to work (? - not extensively tested either).

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Re: linux azerty problem (W- and Z-keys)

Postby Hirato » May 21st, 2013, 10:29 pm

You got that right, I mean, "gedit"? ;)

If it works it works, but that's something SDL is meant to take care of; the keymap file just binds keycodes which binds are made against to human readable names for the bind commands.
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