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KDE and the Windows key

By default the KDE Application launcher doesn't have its pop-up mapped to the windows key like Windows or Gnome does. This was a a constant pain because I am so used to just hitting that key. I understand that KDE wanted to use the key as a modifier like the CTRL and ALT keys but I already have those two modifiers. So I found this:

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/970/how-to-associate-the-fedora-start-menu-with-the-windows-keyboard

Basically I'll repeat the important bit it here in case it gets lost to time:

"unless you configure the Win key, it acts as a Meta modifier by default, and cannot be used as a shortcut. To change this, create a file ~/.xmodmap and put the following in the file: keycode 115 = F14 This makes your system think the Win key is actually the F14 key. Note: different keyboards sometimes have different key maps for the Win key (i.e. on my Thinkpad, the keycode for the Win key is 133). You can use the application "xev" from the terminal t…

How do I enabled wake from sleep with my Logitech keyboard and mouse?

I recently switched from Ubuntu Linux to Fedora Linux on my main desktop. However in so doing you often lose some of the little custom settings that you configured over the years. For the most part the desktop was back up and running within a few hours, however the resume from sleep when I touch the keyboard was not working. I remembered I had done something to convince Ubuntu to work however I could not remember what. Until now...

So a quick look at what was and what wasn't enabled:
[phil@localhost ~]$ cat /proc/acpi/wakeup
Device  S-state   Status   Sysfs node
SMB0      S4    *disabled  pci:0000:00:01.1
USB0      S4    *enabled   pci:0000:00:02.0
USB2      S4    *enabled   pci:0000:00:02.1
US15      S4    *enabled   pci:0000:00:04.0
US12      S4    *enabled   pci:0000:00:04.1
NMAC      S5    *disabled  pci:0000:00:0a.0
P0P1      S4    *disabled  pci:0000:00:08.0
HDAC      S4    *disabled  pci:0000:00:07.0
MXR0      S4    *disabled  pci:0000:00:10.0
BR11      S4    *disabled
BR12      S4    …