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10.4: Change keymapping only on external keyboards
Authored by: nickvisic on Mar 25, '06 07:16:18AM

after i edited, i had to go to disk utilities and repair privilages. once that happened, i then restarted. the external keyboard worked fine, but my laptop keyboard's command and option keys were just not working. i have no idea what they were mapped to, but they didn't work.


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10.4: Change keymapping only on external keyboards
Authored by: lucas_ on Mar 25, '06 10:08:22PM
we'll since i only own one powerbook (an Aluminium one) i cant verify that it will work on other models. since you're external keyboard should still be working it shouldnt be to hard to revert the changes if you made a backup:
sudo cp ~/AppleADBKeyboard.backup.plist /System/Library/Extensions/AppleADBKeyboard.kext/Contents/Info.plist
or if you didnt make a backup, just edit the plist file again and swap the two numbers back again.

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10.4: Change keymapping only on external keyboards
Authored by: wm on Mar 26, '06 12:27:17AM

Why did you repair permissions? If you edited the plist using the command given in the hint, you should not have had any permissions issues. It's very important that you don't try to edit it by copying it somewhere else, editing it there, and then copying it back. If you do that, the permissions WILL be wrong, and the OS will not load the kernel extension until you fix the permissions.

At any rate, since you did repair permissions, I assume they are correct and the OS is loading the kernel extension.

So, what is the problem now? Is it that the internal keyboard isn't working at all, or just command and option don't work? I assume it's the latter, since the primary cause for the former would be permissions problems, which you probably don't have. Then, you should double-check that you edited the plist correctly, keeping in mind the fact that there was a typo in the hint.

If the plist is correct, I don't know what the problem is. I've had the enter key on the right side of my 12" PB's keyboard successfully mapped to option for nine months now with no problems whatsoever (aside from having to change the plist back after OS updates that update that kernel extension and thus overwrite my changes). Obviously your Titanium is quite a bit older, but I'm fairly sure that the keyboard works in essentially the same way.

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