(specifically a lombard powerbook (aka 1999,bronze keyboard), which generates most of these question/answer routines) NOTE: this “works for me”. it might, or might not work for you. these are assembled as notes, and assume some familiarity with both debian, and the hardware, its not really a step by step guide or install manual.
As of 2007 most of this no longer neccesary esp. if using a distro like ubuntu
should import the old debian on lombard pages (now disapeared)
build + install → kernel_notes
for all those os9 'legacy' applications that havent been ported to OsX, or GNU/Linux yet.,…
there is quite an amount of accurate, inaccurate and dangerously misleading info about settin up keymaps in console + Xfree86. this will add to the noise.
# Enable mouse button emulation dev.mac_hid.mouse_button_emulation = 1 dev.mac_hid.mouse_button2_keycode = 87 dev.mac_hid.mouse_button3_keycode = 88
cat <<EOF |xmodmap - clear mod1 keycode 64 = Mode_switch keycode 113 = Alt_L clear mod4 add mod1 = Meta_L EOF
1. change XF86config-4 to look like this for keyboard:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "keyboard" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "LeftAlt" "Meta" Option "RightAlt" "Meta" Option "ScrollLock" "Compose" Option "RightCtl" "Control" Option "XkbRules" "xfree86" # We don't use macintosh! # Option "XkbModel" "macintosh" # German Layout ("de") Option "XkbLayout" "de" Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys" EndSection
2. change your /etc/X11/xkb/keycodes/xfree86 to look like this:
// Map Applekey to AltGr // = 113; = 115; // we dont need those on Apples // Microsoft keyboard extra keys // = 115; // = 116; // = 117; // Use Keypad-Enter as Delete-Key // This is the key left of cursor-left // = 107; = 108; // = 108; = 107;
3. Restart your X-Server … et voila! This worked straight away on my X11 server. With this you don't need any xmodmap lines.
since we are using a g3 mac laptop as the dedicated reprap machine, this page will contain some rants about dealing with the ppc peculiarity. first up, java. the ubuntu java page suggests using the IBM jdk. Hint: the package you want to install (after adding the medibuntu repository and key) is
you also need the following packages (further details may ba found at http://packages.ubuntu.com/)
the java3d source
note that the java3d source packages are called
j3d-*, don't confuse this with the j3d.org site and it's utility libraries. one of which you also need.