Using the extra keys on a Type 6 keyboard

Sun type 6 keyboards come with a bunch of ‘extra’ keys on the left hand side. If these aren’t working for you try adding the following entries to you .Xmodmap file.

! Sun Type 6 USB PC keyboard special keys
keycode 117 = SunCompose
keycode 134 = SunProps
keycode 140 = SunFront
keycode 248 = SunCopy
keycode 191 = SunOpen
keycode 192 = SunPaste
keycode 188 = SunCut
keycode 222 = SunPowerSwitch SunPowerSwitchShift
keycode 135 = SunUndo
keycode 133 = SunAgain
keycode 122 = SunFind
keycode 232 = SunStop
keycode 113 = SunAltGraph
keycode 174 = SunAudioLowerVolume SunVideoLowerBrightness
keycode 176 = SunAudioRaiseVolume SunVideoRaiseBrightness
keycode 160 = SunAudioMute SunVideoDegauss
keycode 245 = Help

Read the file with “xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap”, which you can put in your .xsession or .xinitrc or whatever you use to initialize your desktop.

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