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- Registered: 06-Oct-2020
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Hi. I have been using colemak + extend on win10 and on a ubuntu desktop for 7 months now. I am pretty addicted but now I am feeling the pain of not having them.
I just installed ubuntu on my laptop. And I just can't figure out what is going on.
1. cloned `BigBagKbdTrixXKB` repo.
2. Ran both install script and setxkb with `SetXStr='4caw'` or `XKBmodel=pc104aw-zqu`. I also tried few others to see if that helps.
3. Under settings> region> add input sources I was only able to find English Colemak[eD] Curl-DH ergo mod.
I have an ANSI set and need curl angle wide mods. After one whole day of trying to figure out to get setup this is where I am at:
Most applications have colemak dh without wide mod and z is still near the left shift. I can still mostly type. Does this matches with the keyboard layout I have enabled? Cos the layout image displayed seems the one I want but this isn't.
But in some apps like vs code, etc something way more weird happens. I have no idea if this is some valid layout I have accidentally triggered.
looks like wide and curl are enabled with a mix of qwerty and colemak mixed?
But most importantly I can't have Extend working on any layout I try. Caps keep triggering Caps Lock.
For the life of me I am unable to figure out how I setup previously. Also, I had first tried with Pop OS on this same laptop but gave up due to setup issues. I am now thinking there is hw specific issue with this one.
Is this something anyone has encountered before? Because this is definitely my error. I am thinking of reinstalling the entire OS and try fresh or just go to win10.
Am I doomed to going back to win 10 or using qwerty? I am already dreading having to potenially using mac os without colemak dh eD at a new workplace. Is the USB quickie my only option now?