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My MacBook Pro (5,3) works almost completely OOTB (with restricted video and WiFi drivers), but I am experiencing some keyboard weirdness.

Specifically to get either (` and ~) or (´ and ¨) I have to press the key twice. Only these two keys behave this way - every other key mapping works.

Keyboard settings are:

  • Model: Apple Laptop (due to #538474)
  • Layout: United Kingdom Macintosh (International)
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I´ve since discovered that the reason those keys require double presses is that they can be used to add accents to other characters (e.g. áèú). –  schwuk May 11 '11 at 7:52
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Solved by the OP:

I´ve since discovered that the reason those keys require double presses is that they can be used to add accents to other characters (e.g. áèú).

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xev will give you the key code and its function.

http://crunchbanglinux.org/wiki/xev-determine_custom_keybindings

xmodmap can be used to remap them.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2180748_command-linux-swap-keyboard-keys.html

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