Linux Gaming has taken massive strides in the last year. But the one area that it is severely lacking in is support for keypads (probably could include game pads and gaming mice). I have the Razor Nostromo, had it long before permanently switching to the Linux OS. I have tried everything I can find to get it to work, including third party drivers and software. I looks like Linux natively sees it as a keyboard, and all its keys are mapped for the left side of a keyboard (I can type, somewhat, with it). I have seen a few articles on remapping keyboards but they are far to vague, one would almost need to know how to do it already to understand the articles. My biggest concern is if I should mess up my primary keyboard while following one of these vague articles. As such I am unwilling to try them untill I am 100% certain my main keyboard will not be affected. Because, if it does effect it, I could be disastrous trying to undo the damage without being able to type/find certain letters (can’t type commands, or passwords or edit config files). And even if I should manage to remap its keys, I am going to have to spend a chunk of time, every time I fire up a different game, to remap the keys.
I am hoping there is some fantastic, and super detailed, article/tutorial on creating a script to remap the keys on a particular keyboard (keypad). I then just need to create a script for each game.
But better yet would be some software that works with multiple keyboards and could store multiple profiles. I did look, but the few I found were severely out of date and didn’t work. And a key mapping utility seems like a great way for someone to hide a key logger.
Also would be more inclined to just buy a different keypad that will just work with Linux and games running in wine, that allows for multiple key profiles.