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 happen:
- 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 to Insert