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Old 09-28-2005, 10:51 PM   #1
jrattner1
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How xev, and media keys on a keyboard


I have a HP pavilion laptop with media keys. The keys are located above my keyboard and include volume+ volume- and mute. I used xev to find out more about these keys. Now what I'm attempting to do is make the volume+ or volume- actually turn the volume up or down in my KDE enviroment using ARTS. I also use XMMS as my media play. Does anyone have any clue how to do something of this sort??

Here is my info reported from xev:

Volume UP

KeyPress event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x3c00001,
root 0x40, subw 0x0, time 15833866, (176,673), root1250,698),
state 0x10, keycode 176 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x3c00001,
root 0x40, subw 0x0, time 15833996, (176,673), root1250,698),
state 0x10, keycode 176 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:


Volume DOWN

KeyPress event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x3c00001,
root 0x40, subw 0x0, time 15853126, (57,351), root1131,376),
state 0x10, keycode 174 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x3c00001,
root 0x40, subw 0x0, time 15853291, (57,351), root1131,376),
state 0x10, keycode 174 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:




Volume MUTE
KeyPress event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x3c00001,
root 0x40, subw 0x0, time 15880760, (-37,608), root1037,633),
state 0x10, keycode 160 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
XFilterEvent returns: False

KeyRelease event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x3c00001,
root 0x40, subw 0x0, time 15880875, (-37,608), root1037,633),
state 0x10, keycode 160 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
 
Old 09-29-2005, 04:36 PM   #2
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Hi

i used to play around with several multimedia keyboards in console
and X using xev amonst others.
Recently i use this; http://lineak.sourceforge.net/ as an
alternative, much easier to use.
See if one of the listed keyboards is usable

enjoy
 
  


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