Default settings of Apple slim aluminium keyboard doesn’t fit
my italian needs, so here is a brief note, just in case I have to reinstall Ubuntu.
- “Pipe” and “backslah” keys are swapped to the < and > ones.
- Fucntion keys (F1, F2…) have less priority than “special keys” (brightness, volume) you must press Fn in conjuction to the function keys to have the standard behaviour
- “Insert” key is missing (the fn key took its place): it is useful for rapid cut and paste (Ctrl-Insert is copy, Shift-Insert is paste)
To fix 1 and 2, add these lines on /etc/rc.local before the exit 0
# swap < and / keys
echo 0 | sudo tee /sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/iso_layout
# function keys priority
echo 2 | sudo tee /sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/fnmode
Reboot to take effect, it has system-wide effect.
To map the Insert key to the F13 key, add this line to ~/.Xmodmap (or create if you don’t have it)
keycode 191 = Insert
This setting is per-user based.
If you want to map Insert to another key, just grab the correct key code using this command:
xev | sed -n ‘s/^.*keycode *\([0-9]\+\).*$/keycode \1 = /p’