Consistent Keyboard Configuration

Eliminate inconsistent behavior from your keyboard by following the instructions in this article.
Summary

The techniques for configuring and programming the keyboard for the Linux kernel, the X Window System, xterm, bash, less, Netscape, minicom and Emacs have been presented. Table 1. Configuration Files and Commands summarizes the configuration files and commands.

After following these instructions, the keyboard should be configured to act more like the keyboard the typical user is accustomed to. The editing keys will perform as labeled. The Caps Lock and left CTRL keys will be switched. Various other keys will perform useful functions. Furthermore, the basic techniques discussed here can be applied to other computer programs which permit configuration of the keyboard.

John Bunch, bunch@ro.com, is a member of University Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, where he sings in the choir. To pay his bills and those of his church, he works as a Software Consultant for Intergraph Corporation. He holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a M.S. in computer science from East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.

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Ctrl-m in emacs

softexp23's picture

How can I bind Ctrl-m to some command, in emacs, without binding return to that command. So how can I separate Ctrl-m from return ? And not using X. Cause I use emacs over ssh.

Thanks

Re: Consistent Keyboard Configuration

jago25_98's picture

Nice.

However, what do you do if the loadkeys command isn't present?

Ditto for the find command.

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