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Old 12-03-2007, 12:56 AM   #1
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Fn key


Hi all,

The Fn key for standby mode(Fn + F3) in my laptop was not working correctly. I tried to set it with xbindkeys package. But when i tried to assign command for standby fuction, the key combination of Fn +F3 is not detected. What is the reason for this? Im using gxine player for audio and video. I want to control the gxine player through command prompt. Is there commands to control the audio settings through command prompt? Where is the file for the hotkeys in linux?

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Old 12-03-2007, 01:52 AM   #2
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Hi,

And welcome to LQ!

The problem MAY be the Fn-Key.

When you start up xev from a terminal, and then press Fn, does it register?
When Fn is pressed and you press F3, is the output different from F3 by itself?



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Old 12-03-2007, 08:41 PM   #3
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Fn key

Hi tink,

No output is produced when i pressed the keys Fn and Fn+F3. But when i pressed the F3 key alone, the following output is produced,

"KeyPress event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x1200001,
root 0x33, subw 0x0, time 2722128150, (599,538), root: (637,594),
state 0x0, keycode 69 (keysym 0xffc0, F3), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyPress event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x1200001,
root 0x33, subw 0x0, time 2722128150, (599,538), root: (637,594),
state 0x0, keycode 69 (keysym 0xffc0, F3), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:"

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Old 12-03-2007, 08:58 PM   #4
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That means that you'd need some special drivers to be able to make
use of those ... search the web for your make & model in conjunction
with Linux ... sorry.


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Old 12-05-2007, 02:09 AM   #5
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xev command

Hi,

I have tried xev command in my micreosoft keyboard. It produced same keycode (keycode = 8 ) for email, webhome, run, play/pause, websearch and standby keys. Is there any fault with xev command?

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Old 12-05-2007, 02:43 AM   #6
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I doubt it. Chances are that special drivers are required. Again,
search the web for "+Linux +KeyboardManufacturer +Model" ...


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