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Are Enter Keys Coded Differently using Linux?

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I have both an Enter key in my keyboard and another marked "Enter" to the right of the keypad.

Recently, I created a passphrase that was input by pressing the far-right Enter key, which seems to require me to input the passprase with the far-right Enter key.

This has me wondering. Are the two keys encoded differently?

posted Jul 11, 2013 by anonymous

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answer Jul 11, 2013 by anonymous
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I'm pretty sure the keys are wired differently in the keyboard, but the question is what happens between the electronics and the passphrase software... there may be a layer somewhere that declares them similar. Then again, you want as little layers as possible for passphrase code in order to make it more secure.

There is a command line program "showkey" that will show what key is pressed. The X11 equivalent is "xev". I can't try them here b/c I only have access to Redhat via ssh at the moment.

In any case, I'm pretty sure it's not a good idea to have a key like that in your passphrase. What if your keyboard breaks and your new keyboard does not have the same key? Better to use the normal exotics
~!@#$%^&*()_+ etc.

answer Jul 11, 2013 by anonymous
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