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Identifying and Mapping/Binding key strokes (WLAN power on/off, Fn key)
K, this is about my laptop keyboard, but in general it's about linking/identifying certain keys and making them do tasks.
I wouldn't care about the Fn at all if it weren't for the fact that without it I have no control over my internal wireless NIC's power (on/off). Normally when I turn off and turn on the system, the power state of the NIC remains what it was, however, in a hard poweroff, the state sometimes changes from on to off, and as a result I no longer have a wireless card without booting into windows and hitting "Fn + Pwr for WLAN." So, I've looked around, and found apps which will bind keys to certain functions. The problem is, how do I know what to bind my function key to, to poweron my wireless card? I would be satisfied with a script which I could run from the Cmd line to turn this card on/off. I was also wondering how one would manually bind keys to actions, and how do you identify those keys to be bound? So, how do I know the location and ID of my Fn key etc...
Well, I managed to figure it out. After downloading and patching the newest kernel (2.4.22), I enabled ACPI and voila, virtually all of the Fn buttons work. Does anybody know how I could make my on board volume control work now.
and xbindkeys_configure (there is a link on the page... you can configure everything manually, but it's much faster with this gui...)
and then, see the example at the xbindkeys_configure page (the author explains how to bind these keys to volume control)...