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Old 11-05-2005, 03:57 PM   #1
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Dell Inspiron panel buttons and kmilo


I am running suse 10.0 oss on a dell inspiron 6000. My front panel buttons wont work. some forums said to install kmilo. I did that with an rpm, and the files i expected to see were there; however, it didnt auto configure my buttons so I dont know what to do. I tried xev, but when i do that it just opens a box and nothing happens. I couldnt begin to try xmodmap or whatever cuz i dont have any idea what the buttons are called. Does anyone know how to get the buttons working?
 
Old 11-05-2005, 04:02 PM   #2
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Figured it out, had to go to Regional and Accessability, then to keyboard layout, choose US, then scroll through down to laptop/notebook dell 8*** something or another.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 04:16 PM   #3
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ok there is still a problem. . . the play/ff/rr/stop buttons dont work, and the volume increases and decreases the master volume, and that is generally fine for the laptop, but it does nothing to the headphones volume
 
Old 11-05-2005, 04:22 PM   #4
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by trying to configure shortcuts, i have realized that the play/ff/rr/stop buttons arent even recognized
 
Old 11-16-2005, 01:33 PM   #5
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hi,

first, to discover your keycodes with xev, it must be run from console, since it sends its output there.

then set your .Xmodmap to define the key symbols like that:

keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute

or for a quick start, run xmodmap -e 'keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute'

after that you should disable kmilo in kcontrol, somwhere in the services section, because it catches all your keyboard events before khotkeys does. so, that's basically it, configuring khotkeys shouldn't be a problem anymore

hope this helps
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