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Old 05-28-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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Debian Wheezy - HP Pavilion dv4 multimedia keys not working


Hello, I just installed Debian Wheezy LXDE in my HP Pavilion dv4. I used to have GNOME and my multimedia keys worked just fine. However, now I can't find a way to make my multimedia keys work. Any ideas? Thanks so much.
 
Old 05-29-2014, 02:35 AM   #2
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You have to assign functions to those keys.

Since LXDE uses Openbox, the suggestions in this thread over at the Crunchbang forum should set you right.

Crunchbang is almost the same system as LXDE/wheezy but without desktop icons.
 
Old 05-29-2014, 06:55 AM   #3
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The showkey utility from package kbd can let you know what keycodes those keys trigger. And lsinput from input-utils can help identify your keyboard. As well as xinput from the xinput package.

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ring_keyboards
 
Old 05-29-2014, 01:23 PM   #4
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Thanks so much for your help. I tried with the link that Shadow_7 suggested. I look at my xmodmap.conf file and everything seems fine:

keycode 121 = XF86AudioMute NoSymbol XF86AudioMute
keycode 122 = XF86AudioLowerVolume NoSymbol XF86AudioLowerVolume
keycode 123 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume NoSymbol XF86AudioRaiseVolume

So the keymap is not the issue. Any other thoughts?

Thanks again.
 
Old 05-29-2014, 05:09 PM   #5
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Do you have a volume control daemon of some kind? antiX uses one called volumeicon (I think I have the name right). It will accept the XF86Audio tags and control your volume (set in preferences).
 
Old 05-30-2014, 09:07 PM   #6
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You would need some sort of deamon + events to manage the triggers. About the only one setup by default on my system is the power button which is handled by acpid. But I cheat a little bit and have a headphone preamp between my audio out and my speakers. Which has knobs and a mute button.
 
  


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