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Old 08-23-2006, 03:03 PM   #1
tpariel
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DELL , Fn and volume buttons


hi all,

my laptop is DELL latitude D810 and I am using Ubuntu. Now I cannot use neither the volume nor the Fn-keys. Does any one could tell me where I can find the drivers or whatever to make those buttons work.

thanks.
Ariel
 
Old 08-25-2006, 01:15 AM   #2
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There is a program called hotkeys or try the Xmodmap.
But keys like display brightness should work by default. If not, check your acpi config.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 10:40 PM   #3
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If you are not using 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake, you should try it. I have an Inspiron 6000 and they work with fresh install. Not sure about the play, pause, and stop but I will check it out.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 03:39 PM   #4
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hotkeys for DELL latitude

hi all,

First thanks for your help.
I tryed the comand "hotkeys -t inspiron1800" and the hotkeys worked perfectly but when I restsrted the sesion I did not hav the hotkeys activate and I had to type again the comand as above. It is possible to have this comand by default for when I start a new session or reboot?

Ariel.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 04:35 PM   #5
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Insert the command in /etc/rc.local
 
Old 08-30-2006, 08:01 AM   #6
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hello again,

I wrote the comnand "hotkeys -t inspiron1800" in the file /etc/rc.local and also changed its permission to execution but still not working. what can I do now?

Ariel
 
Old 08-30-2006, 02:06 PM   #7
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Join my Thread : HowTo Dell Lat.D410, DX10 Fn-Keys working?
xmodmap seems to me the best and cleanest way.
I discribed how to get the VOLUME Buttons to work.
And I will not surrender to get those fn-keys working!
 
Old 08-30-2006, 04:13 PM   #8
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Questions: Dell Inspiron B130. suse-10.1, and sound drivers -
Background: attempted several times to get Linux on my new cheapy notebook - suse 9.3-pro installs, but has no drivers for Intel 82810, and the DRI hack just didn't cut it for me - more trouble that it was worth, to tell the truth. Suse-10.0 boots and responds when 'new install' option is selected, then goes off into a black hole - just diew with no error messares etc. suse 10.1 installs fine, but being a tech junkie, I want the DVD player to work and the CD player to work, etc.
Used the Jem report that is about 100 days old to hack the Opensuse 10.1 install.
It does install, and it soes have the i915 driver for the Intel video native to the distro. One way I installed it, everything worked fine. then, I did a system install, which updated alsa, and the sound quit. In an effort to decipjer what was wrong with that, I broke the install. Reinstalled, following the hack relidiously, and every thing worked except sound. did that about twice more (I am persistent- ssome call it bull-headed). I reinstalled the drive that came with the notebook and has wondoze on it, in order to determine it the sound had possibly died. I thasnt
Anybody got good thoughs to sharte?
Thanks
Charley
 
Old 08-30-2006, 04:16 PM   #9
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Sorry about the flaky nature of the previous post. Got a political call in the middle of it, and that does nasty thing to my sidposition, digestion, and other stuff. I did refrain from cussing online though.
Charley
 
Old 08-31-2006, 12:55 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tpariel
hello again,

I wrote the comnand "hotkeys -t inspiron1800" in the file /etc/rc.local and also changed its permission to execution but still not working. what can I do now?

Ariel
Is the process running? What's logged in /var/log/messages? Try the full path to hotkeys, e.g. /usr/bin/hotkeys..

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