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Old 02-26-2004, 03:39 PM   #1
SpOmA
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HI, I have a problem with the multimedia buttons in my keyboard...


I recently installed mandrake 9.2 and I after a couple of hours I have noticed that my volume buttons in my keyboard doesnt respond.
This is the only way to up and down the volume(sorry for my english :\) and I just can't do that cause the buttons doesn't works...the only way now to do that is to open
KMIX
and increas the volume there... but It's hard to do that all the time...

So what do you think should I do?
Maybe there is a driver for my keyboard for linux.. I dont know. please help.

Thank you

BTW:
My keyboard is:
Natural Keyboard Pro (of microsoft)
 
Old 02-26-2004, 07:21 PM   #2
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go to www.google.com and search for a program named ACME which could enable you to use all the keys on your keyboard!
 
Old 02-26-2004, 09:56 PM   #3
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ACME is a GNOME thing. Does it work if you aren't using the Gnome desktop?

The 'bare hands' solution is to edit the various X11 config files, as described for the Logitech keyboard in:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...media+keyboard

You would have to do a bit of experimenting/searching to figure out the corresponding key codes for the MS keyboard.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 10:18 PM   #4
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There is a program called hotkeys, that enables you to use the multimedia, etc keys on certain keyboards (ie volume, play, skip, etc).

I think there is support for a MS Natural Pro keybaord, and it should work with both KDE and GNOME.

There should be an RPM available on rpmfind.net, but the source is available from the link above.

I hope this helps
from Ian
 
Old 02-26-2004, 11:29 PM   #5
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A little late but...a good prog I use is Lineak (http://lineak.sourceforge.net/). Just install and add to your .kde/autostart folder after you config.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 04:52 AM   #6
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IBALL

Man, I downloaded the source package from the site you gave me to HOTKEYS
and when I do ./configure
It stucks somewhere and says:

*** The xml2-config script installed by LIBXML could not be found
*** If libxml was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the XML2_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to xml2-config
checking for pthread_create in -lpthread... yes
checking for db_create in -ldb3... no
checking for db_create in -ldb... no
no
*** Cannot find a suitable Berkeley DB library on your system
*** Version 3.2.9 or above is required
*** If you've installed it in an unusual location, please
*** use --with-db3-inc and --with-db3-lib to specify it.

I really dont have any idea what to do now :\
 
Old 02-27-2004, 04:58 AM   #7
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Oh and
ArchDrwd13

When I'm doing ./configure to lineakd it's work pretty fine
but then when I'm doing 'make'
I get:

lineak_core_functions.cpp:221: error: 'VERSION' undeclared (first use this function)
lineak_core_functions.cpp:221: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in.)
make[2]: *** [lineak_core_functions.lo] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/local/lineakd-0.8/lineak'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/local/lineakd-0.8'
make: *** [all] Error 2


So same question here... what should I do now?
 
Old 02-27-2004, 01:11 PM   #8
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I still need help :\
 
Old 02-29-2004, 12:11 AM   #9
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Personally I would go for the 'bare hands' approach, which involves editing some X11 configuration files and possibly also making some settings in your window manager or desktop.

In addition to the link in my earlier post in this thread you could take a look at:

http://www.linuxgazette.com/node/view/2493

which specifically mentions your keyboard. If you don't understand any of the steps you could ask more specific questions. The basic idea is that you can reassign any key on your keyboard, and then set up your desktop to run specific commands in response to certain keys.

To find out what codes your keyboard generates there is a program called xev. Start it from a console window, move the pointer into the xev window and hit some keys. You will get the idea.

Last edited by maroonbaboon; 02-29-2004 at 12:15 AM.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 12:31 AM   #10
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Quote:
*** The xml2-config script installed by LIBXML could not be found
*** If libxml was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the XML2_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to xml2-config
checking for pthread_create in -lpthread... yes
checking for db_create in -ldb3... no
checking for db_create in -ldb... no
no
*** Cannot find a suitable Berkeley DB library on your system
*** Version 3.2.9 or above is required
*** If you've installed it in an unusual location, please
*** use --with-db3-inc and --with-db3-lib to specify it.
1) Make sure that "xml2-config" is in your path. On my system it is in /usr/bin so it is in my path. Try to find an RPM package if xml2-config is not installed on your system, or create a symbolic link to it if it is.

2)Similarly for Berkeley DB.

These are just dependency problems...
Maybe you should download the hotkeys RPM from rpmfind.net

On a side note:
To help sort the dependency problems, install "apt-get" which sorts out the dependency problems automatically. Then you simply have to run "apt-get install hotkeys" which will download and install hotkeys for you.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
Old 09-21-2004, 07:05 PM   #11
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Lineak

I tried that and ended up getting stuck with similar errors, then I just went to rpmfind.net and dl'd the appropriate package/works like a charm. Sorry for the delayed response, hope that helps...
 
  


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