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Old 04-18-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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Question Fn Keys on LG R500


i am a newbie and have had Ubuntu 7.10 for six weeks now. Slowly i am implementing a few things, like my webcam und bluetooth mouse and now i am on to FN keys.
I have researched quite a bit and have sent queries with no definitive answers.
Can anyone maybe give me a tip or suggestion? It is deeply appreciated.
thanks
heinz
 
Old 04-19-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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are you talking about F1-F12 or other special command keys on your keyboard. You can reprogram what code a key sends with something called Xkeys i think. It's been so long since I've done it.
 
Old 04-20-2008, 02:10 AM   #3
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Fn Keys on LG R500

dear Whansard
thanks for the pointer. I wanted to get that program right away but noticed it is only meant for the X Window System.
thanks so much Heinz
 
Old 04-20-2008, 03:20 AM   #4
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dear whansard
sorry, but there was a misunderstanding on my behalf in 2 ways:
1. originally i did not mean F1 to F12 but your reply brought me to that idea additionally - thank you.
but i did mean Fn F1 to Fn F12

2. i did misinterpret X Windows. Of course i am working with X windows,

so in installed xkeysw and also wanted to install xkeysw-configure
and i got the following error message:
Depends: python (<2.5) but 2.5.1-ubuntu2 is to be installed.
so in further step i installed
python 2.4
python2.5.1 and
python-all ( which includes 2.4 and 2.5)
in each case the error message as above remained so that i couldn't
run the program in the terminal
which gave me the error message:Cannot open file .xkeyswrc
I assuming that is the configuration file which cannot be 'produced' since xkeysw-configure is not installable.
thank you for your patience and support
heinz
 
Old 04-20-2008, 03:36 AM   #5
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maybe you can compile your own xkeysw-configure from source.
 
Old 04-21-2008, 12:22 AM   #6
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Wink Fn Keys on LG R500

thanks. I'll give it a 1st courageous try in the next week or so when i have some time to focus. I appreciate your input. Enjoy Mosquitoville - whereever that is.
heinz
 
Old 04-21-2008, 01:53 AM   #7
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maybe you can install or compile an older version. Or try to pull a sample configuration file out of the source.

http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...ubuntu1.tar.gz

mosquitoville is just jonesboro, arkansas. there's a bunch of rice fields in the area that keep all the mosquitos happy.
 
  


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