Title : Keyboard tweaks to use Xorg on an IBook laptop
Author: Solène
Date : 09 November 2020
Tags : openbsd
Simple article for posterity or future-me. I will share here my tweaks
to make the IBook G4 laptop (apple keyboard) suitable for OpenBSD ,
this should work for Linux too as long as you run X.
## Command should be alt+gr
I really need the alt+gr key which is not there on the keyboard, I
solved this by using this line in my `~/.xsession`.
xmodmap -e "keycode 115 = ISO_Level3_Shift"
## i3 and mod4
As the touchpad is incredibely bad by nowadays standards (and it only
has 1 button and no scrolling feature!), I am using a window manager
that could be entirely keyboard driven, while I'm not familiar with
tiling window manager, i3 was easy to understand and light
enough. Long time readers may remember I am familiar with stumpwm but
it's not really a dynamic tiling window manager, I can only tolerate
i3 using the tabs mode.
But an issue arise, there are no "super" key on the keyboard, and
using "alt" would collide with way too many programs. One solution is
to use "caps lock" as a "super" key.
I added this in my `~/.xsession` file:
xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap
with `~/.Xmodmap` having the following instructions:
clear Lock
keycode 66 = Hyper_L
add mod4 = Hyper_L
clear Lock
This will disable to "toggling" effect of caps lock, and will turn it
into a "Super" key that will be refered as mod4 for i3.