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#126 2015-02-21 06:26:35

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

Meh.  I suppose it feels better than the mushy keys on my $9 keyboard, but I still don't get what the fuss is about.  I mean, sure, the switches are rated for a much higher number of keystrokes each...and I suppose if I were a gaemr and repeatedly pounded away at QWOP for hours on end, this may be a huge selling point...

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#127 2015-02-21 08:08:09

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

I should have scrolled down to the end of the "hid-generic" lines.

[    3.567059] hid-generic 0003:05C7:2012.0002: unknown main item tag 0x0
[    3.567168] hid-generic 0003:05C7:2012.0002: unknown main item tag 0x0
[    3.567277] hid-generic 0003:05C7:2012.0002: unbalanced collection at end of report description
[    3.567428] hid-generic: probe of 0003:05C7:2012.0002 failed with error -22

This appears to be a common occurrence with Wacom tablets, but not with keyboards.  Maybe the kernel is interpreting it as something other than a keyboard during boot?  Anyway, it doesn't seem to interfere with it working fine as a keyboard.

I wonder if the messages would go away if I were to use an adapter to connect to the ps2 port on my mobo...maybe that would keep the kernel from trying to determine if it's some other kind of hid.

I know I'm gonna miss the multimedia keys...I should probably brush up on my keybindings...

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#128 2015-02-21 15:23:00

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

Anything to get rid of a minor error right?

pvsage wrote:

Meh.  I suppose it feels better than the mushy keys on my $9 keyboard, but I still don't get what the fuss is about.  I mean, sure, the switches are rated for a much higher number of keystrokes each...and I suppose if I were a gaemr and repeatedly pounded away at QWOP for hours on end, this may be a huge selling point...

sure makes the command line fun.

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#129 2015-02-21 19:46:16

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

I think my fingers are starting to appreciate the tactile difference between these clickies and the mashed potato rubber dome keys.  Maybe if I hadn't bought such a bottom-of-the-line keyboard earlier, I wouldn't have had the shove to get something nice.

Doesn't cut down on the ytpos though... lol

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#130 2015-02-21 19:49:13

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

that happens lol.

Now to get on my level and have 3 mechanical keyboards, one for each setup  O:)

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#131 2015-02-21 20:34:44

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

^ Kek no. tongue  Wouldn't mind a touchpad, trackball, or mouse with some XF86Audio* keys on it though.  Wasted hours this morning trying to search @m@zon & the g**gle, but my search-fu must be off, I was too tired, or their search engines just got stupid.  The massive quantities of crap offerings that get spammed to @m@zon don't help...don't wanna see a silly jelly keyboard cover if I'm searching for "multimedia keypad" dammit. mad

Anyway, if I can use alt-shift keybindings for that six-key navigation/insert/delete pad (the one that must be in some Fn subset on your Poker II tongue ) it looks/feels like it would be both more comfortable and more ergonomic than where the multimedia keys tend to get stuck by most keyboard manufacturers.

EDIT:  If I had one of those gamer or multimedia mouses with forward/back buttons, could those be remapped to control volume?

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#132 2015-02-22 22:03:07

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

pvsage wrote:

^ Kek no. tongue  Wouldn't mind a touchpad, trackball, or mouse with some XF86Audio* keys on it though.  Wasted hours this morning trying to search @m@zon & the g**gle, but my search-fu must be off, I was too tired, or their search engines just got stupid.  The massive quantities of crap offerings that get spammed to @m@zon don't help...don't wanna see a silly jelly keyboard cover if I'm searching for "multimedia keypad" dammit. mad

Anyway, if I can use alt-shift keybindings for that six-key navigation/insert/delete pad (the one that must be in some Fn subset on your Poker II tongue ) it looks/feels like it would be both more comfortable and more ergonomic than where the multimedia keys tend to get stuck by most keyboard manufacturers.

EDIT:  If I had one of those gamer or multimedia mouses with forward/back buttons, could those be remapped to control volume?

Probably, I haven't looked into it too deeply though since I have a home theater sound system, so I just use my receiver's remote to change volume  8o

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#133 2015-02-22 22:46:06

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

Well, it took a few minutes with xev, but once I knew that "Page Up" and "Page Down" show as "Prior" and "Next", it was easy.
S-C-Prior - raise volume
S-C-Next - lower volume
S-C-End - toggle mute

As expected, with my thumb resting on the shift & ctrl keys, those three keys are right under my little finger.  I love an ergonomic solution! 8o

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#134 2015-02-23 00:21:14

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

awesome 8o

Still trying to figure out how I can remap my new MMO mouse to use whatever key, then key binding I want.

I say it that way since steps at a time right?  8o

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#135 2015-03-01 09:10:28

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

Well, after spending only a little time with these clickies, I can truly call my fingers spoiled and myself a convert.  The (relatively high-quality compared to my $9 POS) rubber dome keyboards at work now make me cringe. O:)

Did a little more searching on the "unbalanced collection" error, and found this:

/* Many keyboards and mice don't like to be polled for reports,
* so we will always set the HID_QUIRK_NOGET flag for them. */

Apparently this kicks in after the boot process.  No biggie I guess, since it doesn't get in the way, other than the "WTF??" from dmesg.

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#136 2015-03-01 16:07:05

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

Almost makes you want to get another keyboard for work 8o

and that's interesting, though I figure as long as it works as I won't let any error messages stop me  O:)

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#137 2015-08-24 12:08:11

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

I think to test your touch typing speed, it is better to use a different website which is more realistic or close to real life situations. When I learned to touch type with dvorak, I used TypingStudy and liked the speed test there. It might not look fancy, but I believe it's really good.

Hope it will be useful for somebody!

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#138 2015-08-24 13:23:26

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Re: Keyboard Discussion thread of #!

it's all personal preference, but okay

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