Originally Posted by nymusicman
No answers, is nobody up for this challenge?
This is an old thread but common problem.
The first thing you need to do is use the 'xev' application and determine if the keys are in fact working.
The next thing you should do is create and Xmodmap file. Search around and find the information on that and where it's located.
Ubuntu/Debian have quite a bit of support for keybords and function keys so try taking a lot at one of their installs. I remember searching around the filesystem for their Xmodmap file and never found it but I didn't really look that hard either.
Slackware isn't the most user friendly for configuring these sorts of things. But luckily with the newer versions of xorg it doesn't have to be. As most hardware devices are configured automatically so to may your keyboard one day...