Jason Hilder

VIA v3 on Linux

Published: 2023-06-03

As a note to myself, for when I forget.

I needed to use my split keyboard, a 40% corne layout for anyone interested, but it's configured using VIA.

I used it previously on my Ubuntu install and made use of the deb image, but currently I am on Void Linux and had to make use of either the appimage.

After downloading it here as well as giving the app image permission to execute with chmod +x, it didn't work, running the app image in the terminal gave me the following error:

UnhandledPromiseRejectionWarning: Error:....
/bin/bash: line 1: /etc/udev/rules.d/92-viia.rules: No such file or directory

I found this article on configuring udev which helped me fix the issue, by first making the directory with the file:


and then adding the following content:

KERNEL=="hidraw*", SUBSYSTEM=="hidraw", MODE="0666", TAG+="uaccess", TAG+="udev-acl" 

You can read up more on tweaking that specific udev rule in the article linked, but in my case this was enough to get VIA working as I needed.

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