Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-24-2003, 03:10 PM   #1
Registered: May 2001
Location: Belarus
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 120

Rep: Reputation: 15
gnome and additional buttons on keyboard

Hi all!
A set up gnome2.2 and now I can use multimedia buttons. How I can point gnome to run some application when I I pressin this buttons? For example, run sylpheed instab of balsa.
Old 05-24-2003, 03:30 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 1,445

Rep: Reputation: 46
Go to preferences:/// in nautilus and Click "Multimedia Keys".

Unfortunatly, your somewhat limited to what you can launch. For more options, try "Keyboard Shortcuts".
Old 05-24-2003, 03:48 PM   #3
Registered: May 2001
Location: Belarus
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 120

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
sure, I found where turn i on. I even found how to run a browser - it my be done by editing in gnome-confrol-center->additional->preffered applications (may be items will be called no so - I use koi8-r locale) But what about email? Only idea that I have - is to make symlink to /usr/bin/evlution from your email agent.
Old 05-27-2003, 11:57 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2003
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
I feel a little bad posting this, since it's not a 100% answer, but a direction to look in....

I have a smiliar desire, and have looked into it, just not done it (so i can't guarantee it works).

first, use xev to make sure your multimedia keys are being recognized (events will show up). WIth xev you can also get the keycode for that key

Once you have those int values, you can use xmodmap to map that key to any action.

Similar things can be done with mouse buttons, i think


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Volume buttons kill keyboard.. CHambeRFienD Ubuntu 0 10-16-2005 12:41 AM
some keyboard buttons quit working fakie_flip Linux - Software 1 09-26-2005 09:19 AM
HI, I have a problem with the multimedia buttons in my keyboard... SpOmA Linux - Hardware 10 09-21-2004 07:05 PM
Using extra keyboard buttons? Anjin Mandriva 2 05-24-2004 04:11 AM
additional languages for gnome 2.4 jogurt666 Debian 1 02-10-2004 08:09 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration