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Old 11-17-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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New and trying to work out kinks


I just switched from Vista to Ubuntu on my Vaio pcg-3g5l laptop and I have two main questions,

1) Is there any possible way to make my volume slider (little touch bar about keyboard) work again?

2) Does anyone have a good link to where I can learn more terminal commands?

3) Is there anyway to move the alerts that pop up in the upper right hand side of the screen to somewhere else? I like them, I just want to move them around.

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Old 11-17-2009, 09:55 AM   #2
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1) No idea about that.
2) Find some useful guides here (download or read online):

http://tldp.org/guides.html
 
Old 11-18-2009, 02:15 AM   #3
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Well that guide is helpful, I guess I'll just keep playing around with the other problems. On number 1 I was thinking of finding the programming that makes it run with vista and try to tweak it to work with mz Ubuntu.
 
Old 11-18-2009, 02:53 AM   #4
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Run "xev" and operate the slider.

Code:
KeyRelease event, serial 38, synthetic NO, window 0x4400001,
    root 0x13c, subw 0x0, time 179199387, (97,49), root:(101,531),
    state 0x0, keycode 123 (keysym 0x1008ff13, XF86AudioRaiseVolume), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes:                                                      
    XFilterEvent returns: False   
...
KeyRelease event, serial 38, synthetic NO, window 0x4400001,
    root 0x13c, subw 0x0, time 179195392, (97,49), root:(101,531),
    state 0x0, keycode 122 (keysym 0x1008ff11, XF86AudioLowerVolume), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes:                                                      
    XFilterEvent returns: False
Create a file containing the keycodes and definitions.
Code:
keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume
You might want to include other media keys such as Stop, Play, Next, Prev and add them as well.
Suppose this file is ~/.Xmodmap. Then run "xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap" and try the audio volume slider.
You will need to have a mixer running.
 
Old 11-18-2009, 02:57 AM   #5
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Thanks jschiwal, that'll probally be the first hing I do when I get home and back to my system. I was stumped with that one but now I have a great starting point.
 
  


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