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#1 2005-04-12 19:56:48

danes
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Registered: 2004-11-24
Posts: 48

DELL I8k

well after trying to figure out how to make my multimedia keys work I did it...

here's what I did:

when we hit a key and it doesn't show a keycode with xev, we can try #dmesg, at the end, will appear the key, then we have to set the keycode

e.g. In a terminal type:

setkeycodes e001 156


NOTE. Do this in a script preferently, I did mine in /etc/rc.d/kbd

setkeycodes e001 151
setkeycodes e002 152
setkeycodes e003 153
setkeycodes e004 154

then run it from rc.local

#!/bin/sh
#
# /etc/rc.local: Local multi-user startup script.
#

/etc/rc.d/kbd

This is for everytime you reboot all will be in its place.

Finally, u have to run xev, look for the codes hitting the key and setting in your Xmodmap file.

I hope it helps you.

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#2 2005-04-15 02:00:27

polarrr
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Registered: 2004-09-12
Posts: 91

Re: DELL I8k

I'm going to try that. I gave up a long time ago how to get my multimedia buttons to work on my I8200. Lineak couldn't get them to work either even after figuring out how to use it  :oops:  I'll report back once I try it  big_smile

EDIT: Thanks, got it working finally!!!

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#3 2005-05-09 14:08:19

Moo-Crumpus
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From: Hessen / Germany
Registered: 2003-12-01
Posts: 1,442

Re: DELL I8k

How to bind the keycode to an event, f.e. adjust volume, and how about an wiki entry. I am the wiki reminder, finally. smile


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#4 2005-05-21 17:52:06

nuopus
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From: Mesa, AZ
Registered: 2005-03-09
Posts: 60

Re: DELL I8k

polarrr wrote:

I'm going to try that. I gave up a long time ago how to get my multimedia buttons to work on my I8200. Lineak couldn't get them to work either even after figuring out how to use it  :oops:  I'll report back once I try it  big_smile

EDIT: Thanks, got it working finally!!!

GNOME 2.10 has excellent support for multimedia keys and scans keycodes automatically. All you do is go to Keyboard Shortcuts under peferences and click on the one you want. For example you can scroll down to the Play option and it will ask you to enter the key .. you just push the multimedia key and it detects and uses it. Has options for just about all of them, forward, back, stop, volup, voldown, mute and lots more including email and www.

Its just too bad that KDE touting all of its features have missed tiny things like this.

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#5 2005-06-15 20:11:16

Noir
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From: Monterrey, Mexico
Registered: 2004-09-09
Posts: 28

Re: DELL I8k

nuopus wrote:

I'm going to try that. I gave up a long
Its just too bad that KDE touting all of its features have missed tiny things like this.

I dont know what you are talking about... Im using both KDE and GNOME on my Inspiron 8100, and by default the volume up/volume down just work, without having to manually assign them to do that function...

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