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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 08:57 AM.
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.
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 22.214.171.124, 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.