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Ok, so I've searched all over the web, including this forum, and I'm stuck.
I have a Gateway 450SX Laptop running SuSE 9.2. I have everything set up exactly how I want it, except pressing fn-Home, PgUp, and PgDn doesn't result in mute, volume up, and volume down respectively.
I started with xev, of course, but while xev shows events firing for every other key on my keyboard (including other fn combos), those three simply don't register in xev. Where's the next place to look? I haven't yet looked around at the laptop specific programs, especially since I haven't found one that claims to work for Gateways yet.
Well, I tried to use the khotkeys portion of the control panel to add an action, and it simply doesn't see the keys either. In the keyboard layout section, I tried several compaq and toshiba keys, and they didn't work.
If none of this works then it looks like they are not detectable with your current keyboard selection. Possible choosing another keyboard choice might work like a japenense or solivic keyboard. If any of that works then it might be possible to encode the section on the new keys to the us keyboard setup.
i could be wrong but the fn+ keys are usualy directly connected to the hardware. such as the dual head monitor button and dim the monitor. if they dont work though then the keyboard needs a new keymap. but i dont suspect that this is the thing as i have built serveral laptops and the fn+ keys have been hardware connected. you might want to just bind a few other keys to you master volume control and piss on those keys. you should be able to make somethin like ctl + ? move the volume up a notch and stuff like that. check google for keybinding howtos
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 22.214.171.124, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Found this link googleing around today. It talks about how some keys don't work with the 2.6 kernel scheme where xev does not see the key. It is not available yet but contact the developer to keep you informed. http://keytouch.sourceforge.net/
Some of the fn+key combination keys are directly tied to the hardware. For instance, the screen contrast works just fine. Others obviously generate key codes. Pressing fn+i is a 9 (for a quasi number pad). That shows up as a different scan code, and detected by xev. I'll take a look at the link you posted and see what happens. Thanks.