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    Default OCZ Alchemy Elixir Keyboard

    Phoronix: OCZ Alchemy Elixir Keyboard

    When thinking of OCZ Technology what comes to mind? High-end DDR3? DDR2 with large and unique heatspreaders? Their Neural Impulse Actuator? Chances are you're thinking of them for their memory products they've been manufacturing for eight years, but not for any OCZ-branded keyboards. However, OCZ has done just that and they've introduced their very first keyboard targeted towards gamers. The Elixir Keyboard is part of OCZ's growing Alchemy series of gaming products. We're not terribly surprised that OCZ has introduced a keyboard, seeing as this company is extremely innovative and has been on the fast track since acquiring PC Power & Cooling and Hypersonic PC last year. Today at Phoronix we are checking out this first OCZ keyboard named the Elixir.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=12725

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    Couldn't you map the non working keys yourself?
    Did they show up in xev or dmesg or didn't the kernel recognize them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nille_kungen View Post
    Couldn't you map the non working keys yourself?
    Did they show up in xev or dmesg or didn't the kernel recognize them?
    No, as mentioned in the article, they didn't show up in xev and they also didn't showing up in dmesg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    No, as mentioned in the article, they didn't show up in xev and they also didn't showing up in dmesg.

    Does the kernel recognise the scan codes? I seem to remember I had to add some codes with setkeycodes to make my keyboard work.

    Check setkeycodes(8) and showkey(1).

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    Can anyone tell me, why very close to all new keyboards have the Return key shaped like
    Code:
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    and not like
    
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    or even
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    which would make sense, as it then have the shape of the symbol.

    This is really a big mystery to me...

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    Default Good keyboards comes from Cherry

    Cherry offers very good quality keyboards which are very well supported under Linux (x.org). Furthermore they offers Linux tools for some keyboards for tweaking when there are many special keys.

    The very useful special keys on the Marlin Desktop are out-of-the box linux supported.

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    it comfortable to the hand ?

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