I have been looking on askubuntu for help, but couldn't find the help I needed, so now I just ask.

My k key doesn't work, when pressed, and since its a older laptop, i just wish to remap the k key unto the right shift.

From what I have gathered, I need to use xmodmap and xev, but I can't figure out how to remap the k key in question.

(Copy pasting 'k' is getting very annoying xD )

Hope some of you can help me. Thanks!

  • Also why your <k> key isn't working? is it broken? what is the output of pressing that on running xev? – αғsнιη Aug 29 '14 at 10:36

open teminal and type this command

xmodmap -e "keycode 62 = k"

then run this command

xmodmap -pke >~/.Xmodmap

now press Right Shift , you will see typed "k"

Activate the changes(for this login session only) with following command:

xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap

Making changes persistent across reboots:

If it doesn't exist, create a file in your home folder called .xinitrc.

touch .xinitrc

Place the following line in the file and save the file:

    xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap
  • My k key is broken, so there is no output when i press it :) – Rasmus Nielsen Aug 30 '14 at 19:03
  • @RasmusNielsen try with my answer, that will be fixed and press your <Right shift> you will see typed "k" as well :) – αғsнιη Aug 30 '14 at 19:17
  • How do I save it, so that after a reboot, it still is at Right Shift? I have tried typing just as you say, but after a reboot I have to type it all over :) – Rasmus Nielsen Sep 1 '14 at 14:43
  • with this command xmodmap -pke >~/.Xmodmap I mentioned in answer. – αғsнιη Sep 1 '14 at 14:46
  • @RasmusNielsen I have updated my answer. – αғsнιη Sep 1 '14 at 14:57

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