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Old 02-15-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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Question Genius multimedia keyboards


Hi all, i have a new keyboard and mouse, Genius ErgoMedia 800, with some "programmable" keys, the use a software, and a driver i think (i dont have windows to try..)
the problem is that these keys dont work, even if i cat /dev/input....
do u know of any driver for linux o any software so i can look at the init sequence on windows?
my old "TwinToch LuxeMate pro" has the same problem, but the programmable key is only one...

i also tryed dmesg and there are no messages.

the lsusb output is:
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0458:005a KYE Systems Corp. (Mouse Systems)
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0458:0048 KYE Systems Corp. (Mouse Systems)
 
Old 02-15-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
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Run the command ' xev ' and see if they generate keycodes when the key is pressed. If so then write down the keycode it produces and the key it is used for. Many ways of making keys work but may depend on gui using. A good tool for keys like these is xbindkeys.

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Old 02-15-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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nope, as i said, it does not even work doing cat on the input devices under /dev/input, but xev was my first try...
 
Old 02-16-2008, 03:27 PM   #4
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it seems like its programmed on boot or somehing, i used a USB sniffer, but i did not see anything coherent...
 
Old 02-16-2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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If the xev app does not see the keys then I have no idea other than writing your code to get the keys to work. Maybe input from the keyboard manufactor might help.

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Old 02-17-2008, 05:23 AM   #6
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Genius makes weird peripherals, my Genius mouse does this too, and I've tried many things. I think indeed, someone will have to write a driver for them ... as soon as someone figures out how they work.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 04:22 AM   #7
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yes, a drivers indeed
i would pass usb sniff data if someone tellme what they need...
 
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I actually tried using something like usb sniff on Windoze, but the data it got was not too good, it was junk, so I couldn't do anything with it.
 
  


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