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If you are using GNOME you should be able to go to Start Here, then under preferences look for keyboard shortcuts, then you high light the volume up, down or mute, press your Fn+PgUp, Fn+PgDn, Fn+End and this should set up your keyboard shortcuts.
I am running Fedora, but I believe GNOME should have this functionality in Slackware.
Regarding the Fn keys, have you checked to see if all of your hardware was detected properly? I'm not familiar with Slackware, but I'm sure you can check to see if Linux detected the proper hardware.
Many times without the specific platform drivers installed, generic drivers are used. This would cause several things from Linux not knowing how to use your chipset (which doesn't seem to be your problem) or small proprietary things like the Fn keys to not work. Myself, I don't own a laptop, but I never got some of the multimedia keys on my keyboard to work. But then again, I never used them anyways.
If this happens to be your case, check Dell's website and download Linux drivers for your specific hardware platform. However, you might have more success on Google.
Maybe you should google some more, mate ...
You didn't mention which Model you have, but
apparently on SOME Dell machines the volume
control can be made co-operating with Linux ...
the top entry in the search result set did ... this
web is a fantastic source of information! :}
Originally posted by JayCnrs When you are creating the key shortcut you want, hold both keys Super L+X or whatever, this will assign it together for a shortcut. Do this while in the box for the shortcut you want.
For the Keyboard Shortcuts in GNOME, Super_L registers as one key only.. it will not let you choose combos like Super_L+PageUp.
However, via gconf-editor, I can bind Super_L+PageUp to any shell command I want.. but I'm not sure if there's an actual shell command that will lower/raise/mute volume.