I have a Sun Keyboard Type 7:

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and I cannot use the "copy", "paste", "cut" keys on the left on Linux Mint 17... they work on Firefox, but nowhere else.

Is there a way to make those keys work globally? (I already tried in "menu > settings > keyboard", but I can only make bindings to commands and not bind a key to a different key combinations, in this case, copy, paste or cut)

Maybe there is a driver, but I searched for quite a while without luck.

The computer can see the keys when they're pressed xinput list:

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  • This might help: superuser.com/questions/385748/… The keys are different, but the idea is the same: map copy/paste to single keys. – Andrew Henle Feb 16 '16 at 21:15
  • I tried creating '$home/copySun.xmodmap' with this content: keycode 141 = XF86Copy keycode 143 = XF86Paste didn't work... then I tried with this content keycode 141 = Control_L c keycode 143 = Control_L v and then running: ' xmodmap copySun.xmodmap ' each time without luck – EzeTeja Feb 17 '16 at 13:57
  • Unfortunately, I don't have a current server setup where I could look into this - it's definitely something I've always wanted to get working. Here's the bug fix for Firefox that enabled the keys, it might help also: bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=665406 And this mentions the XF86Copy, XF86Cut, and XF86Paste keycodes and directly ties their use to Sun keyboards: xahlee.info/linux/linux_xmodmap_tutorial.html – Andrew Henle Feb 18 '16 at 12:51

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