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Old 04-11-2005, 07:24 AM   #1
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mute/volume buttons to work?


how would I go about getting the mute and volume buttons to work under Debian Sarge? They just work under windows, but I haven't gotten anything to work under linux? ideas?
 
Old 04-11-2005, 09:11 AM   #2
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http://linuxgazette.net/104/brown.html (looks like a good tutorial)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...04/09/3/219506 (use the search button in LQ, it often helps)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...ux&btnG=Search

your buttons are non-ascii (standard) so they won't work by default. (taken from first link) You can fix that though. Looks pretty simple.

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Old 04-11-2005, 09:11 AM   #3
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check out xmodmap. I messed around with it a bit when I was more newbie than now and I didn't really get it to work.

you use xev to find out what keycodes your keys have.
you have to google on it, but I think that's what you should be looking at
 
Old 04-12-2005, 06:56 AM   #4
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Read this article (from SuSE) and you can do it for yourself:

http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2001/1...ckeyboard.html

By the way, what kernel / hardware are you running?
 
Old 04-12-2005, 07:51 AM   #5
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it's a Compaq Presario 2104US, and a custom 2.6.8 kernel from the debian sources. Thanks for all the info, other thoughts?

EDIT:I checked the SuSe site, and after reading the first scentence it seems to look like it's for special keys on the keyboard. My keys are on the side of the computer, and not near the keyboard. I'll still try it, but will that affect it?

Last edited by microsoft/linux; 04-12-2005 at 07:57 AM.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 08:54 AM   #6
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As long as the buttons generate X keycodes there should be no problem configuring them. Both KDE and Gnome come with keyboard customization tools. I use Openbox, so I map my keys using LinEAK and it works great.


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Old 08-20-2005, 02:22 PM   #7
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I am sorry for bumping such an old thread, but I just want to give back! =)

I'm running a somewhat modified version of Debian with Kernel 2.6.12.3, and after spending weeks periodically poking around for the correct "drivers" to enable the audio buttons on my Compaq nx9600 laptop, I discovered that I didn't need to do any of this.

All I had to do in Gnome (KDE has something similar) was select the Keyboard Shortcuts application (Desktop -> Preferences in my configuration). From here, I select what I would like to modify, and press the appropriate button.

Don't I feel silly. =)
 
Old 08-20-2005, 02:35 PM   #8
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ok, thanks.
 
  


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