Monthly Archives: November 2005

Asus Z92K-Q311H keyboard under Linux

By means of the Asus Hotkeys project and this this keyboard definition file I created for Hotkeys, I almost got my new laptop’s keyboard to fully work.

The only thing that still doesn’t work is the touchpad enable/disable key and the sleep key, the problem being those keys do not trigger an X event (at least, not one I could view with xev).

I will try to merge my keyboard definition file for Hotkeys with the Asus Hotkeys project in the following days, as it will be a cleaner and more elegant solution.

By the way, the Z92K is sometimes referred as A6K or A6000 and it works great with Linux. I am running KUbuntu 5.10 on it since the beginning of November and I couldn’t be happier.

Update: Here is the script I installed in /etc/init.d for Hotkeys to start at boot. Copy it to /etc/init.d then run update-rc.d hotkeys defaults as root.

Asus Z92K-Q311H keyboard under Linux

By means of the Asus Hotkeys project and this this keyboard definition file I created for Hotkeys, I almost got my new laptop’s keyboard to fully work.

The only thing that still doesn’t work is the touchpad enable/disable key and the sleep key, the problem being those keys do not trigger an X event (at least, not one I could view with xev).

I will try to merge my keyboard definition file for Hotkeys with the Asus Hotkeys project in the following days, as it will be a cleaner and more elegant solution.

By the way, the Z92K is sometimes referred as A6K or A6000 and it works great with Linux. I am running KUbuntu 5.10 on it since the beginning of November and I couldn’t be happier.

Novell moving to Gkt? Shame on them!

Everybody is talking about Novell’s decision to move from KDE and Qt to Gnome and Gtk. Me too.

My point: Novell is stupid. Plain and simple. Very stupid.

Gtk is ugly to develop with, inconsistent, lacks a lot of functionality and it is a complete joke for multi-platform development.

KDE is so superior to Gnome, the next version of Novell Desktop will be a joke. Kiosk in Gnome? No. Integration and consistency rather than a collection of non-cooperating Gtk tools? No. Lots of advanced software? No.

People say the reason behind the move from KDE to Gnome is the Qt license (pay for commercial use). What a joke. Qt is so superior to Gtk it pays for itself so soon you will never regret buying it. A Qt license is worth half the pay of one developer for one month. Your company will recover that money immediately.

Had Suse used Gtk instead of Qt, Novell would be firing twice the people they are firing now. And the movement from KDE to Gnome is so stupid they are firing theirselves on the foot.

Bye, bye, Novell, you had the best (Suse Linux, ZenWorks and eDirectory) and you decided to suicide. You can thank Miguel de Icaza, Nat Friedman and those Ximian people. This reminds me of Netscape & Collabra.