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G15Daemon(1)                           1                          G15Daemon(1)



NAME
       g15daemon  - provides access to extra keys and the LCD available on the
       logitech G15 keyboard.

DESCRIPTION
       G15Daemon allows users access to all extra keys by  decoding  them  and
       pushing  them  back  into the kernel via the linux UINPUT driver.  This
       driver must be loaded before g15daemon can be used for keyboard access.

       The  G15  LCD  is  also  supported.   By default, with no other clients
       active, g15daemon  will  display  a  clock.   Client  applications  and
       scripts can access the LCD via a simple API.

OPTIONS
       The current version of G15Daemon understands the following options:


       -v     Show version info.


       -s     By  default,  g15daemon uses the MR key to switch between client
              screens.  Using this switch on the cmdline alters  this,  making
              L1  (the small, round, black button below the LCD) the button to
              achieve this function.


       -k     Stop a previously running copy of G15Daemon.  For the  keys  and
              LCD to work, you'll have to restart the daemon manually.


       -h     Show a brief summary of commandline options available.


BASIC USAGE
       G15Daemon  must  be  run as the root user, either from a startup script
       (sample scripts are available in the contrib folder) or  manually,  via
       the su command.

       To run the daemon with default options, run:

            g15daemon

       or

            g15daemon -s to have the L1 key as the client screen switch.

       If  all required libraries are installed and in locations known to your
       operating system, the daemon will slip quietly into the background  and
       a  clock  will  appear  on the LCD.  Congratulations!  The linux kernel
       will now output keycodes for all your extra keys.


Using the keys in X11
       Current versions of the Xorg Xserver dont have support  for  the  extra
       keys  that  g15daemon  provides.  This support will be available in the
       next release of Xorg (7.2).

       For now, if you want access to the extra keys  for  hotkey  support  in
       X11,  you  need  to  run the xmodmaprc script on each start of X.  This
       script is available in the contrib folder (if g15daemon is installed in
       the  default  location, the contrib folder is in /usr/share/doc/g15dae-
       mon-${VERSION}/contrib

       Depending on your linux distribution, copying the  xmodmaprc  file  (or
       pasting the text below) into ~/.Xmodmap may be all that's required.


Xmodmaprc file
       Copy the following into ~/.Xmodmap (depending on your distribution) for
       X11 to recognise all extra G15 keys:

       -- cut here --
       keycode  93 = XF86Launch1
       keycode 129 = XF86Launch8
       keycode 130 = XF86Launch9
       keycode 131 = XF86Launch2
       keycode 132 = XF86Phone
       keycode 133 = XF86Messenger
       keycode 136 = XF86LaunchD
       keycode 137 = XF86Support
       keycode 138 = XF86Word
       keycode 143 = XF86LaunchF
       keycode 144 = XF86AudioPrev
       keycode 150 = XF86LogOff
       keycode 152 = XF86Launch5
       keycode 153 = XF86AudioNext
       keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute
       keycode 161 = XF86Travel
       keycode 162 = XF86AudioPlay
       keycode 163 = XF86Spell
       keycode 164 = XF86AudioStop
       keycode 170 = XF86VendorHome
       keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume
       keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
       keycode 177 = XF86Launch4
       keycode 178 = XF86HomePage
       keycode 182 = XF86Away
       keycode 183 = XF86WebCam
       keycode 184 = XF86Launch0
       keycode 188 = XF86Music
       keycode 190 = XF86Launch6
       keycode 194 = XF86Forward
       keycode 195 = XF86Send
       keycode 205 = XF86Calendar
       keycode 208 = XF86Launch7
       keycode 209 = XF86LaunchB
       keycode 210 = XF86LaunchC
       keycode 215 = XF86Save
       keycode 219 = XF86WWW
       keycode 220 = XF86LaunchE
       keycode 223 = XF86Sleep
       keycode 228 = XF86Pictures
       keycode 231 = XF86LaunchA
       keycode 236 = XF86Mail
       keycode 237 = XF86AudioMedia
       keycode 246 = XF86iTouch
       keycode 247 = XF86Launch3
       keycode 249 = XF86ToDoList
       keycode 251 = XF86Calculater
       -- end cutting --

AUTHORS
       The latest release of g15daemon is available at

       http://g15daemon.sourceforge.net

       G15daemon was written by  Mike  Lampard  mlampard@users.sourceforge.net
       and uses the libg15 library by Philip Lawatsch and Anthony J. Mirabella
       of the g15tools project. (g15tools.sourceforge.net)

       The Python bindings for libg15daemon_client were written by  Sven  Lud-
       wig.

       Many thanks to everyone who has assisted in reporting bugs, misfeatures
       and made feature requests.

       An up to date list of all authors is available in the AUTHORS file dis-
       tributed in the source.


LICENSE
       G15daemon, libg15daemon_client and other sourcecode in this package are
       licensed under the GPL (General Public License), version  2  or  later.
       Details  on  this  license are available in the LICENSE document in the
       root directory of the source package, and at http://www.fsf.org





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