humerous technology rant, xserver bullshit, :archlinux:​💯💯💯memery💯💯💯 

When you get a new laptop, and install arch, but the media keys are all fucked up because they have ID's higher than 255 and X server is 8-bit for some reason...

So you have to use evdev to test the keys individually for the hardware "scancode," then xmodmap -pke to list all the software *key*codes and then you have to manually scroll through the 255-8 (for some reason) keycodes and their functions to find the right ones you want.

Then you have to use setkeycodes [scancode] [keycode] to rebind them manually HOWEVER you have to subtract 8 from the keycode number because for some reason beyond human comprehension the kernel decides to add 8 to the keycode.

wheezes

this is such a windows-tier problem my lord

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re: humerous technology rant, xserver bullshit, :archlinux:​💯💯💯memery💯💯💯 

...but then you realise you still have to configure the wm/de to actually use half of them productively

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re: humerous technology rant correction (I got the first command wrong) 

it's ev*test* sorry guys

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re: humerous technology rant IT GETS BETTER (caps) 

gUYS THE BUTTONS ON THE SIDE OF THE LAPTOP WORK OUT OF THE BOX

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