I have a Dell Inspiron laptop on which I can not use the LCD brightness function keys.
My question is more of a general inquiry as to how to use eg. those keys, and bind
some scripts to them.
The keys are recognized with xev(1), they are reported as XF86MonBrightnessUp and
XF86MonBrightnessDown. At least under Xorg I could use these keys, if I could use
some daemon which listens to these keypresses. I remember I used hotkeyd  before but it seems unmaintained.
I'm not using any common desktop environment, so there isn't any configurator for
these kind of things. On the other hand, it would be awesome if the solution would also work on the console.
This would not only be useful for the brightness keys, but any other otherwise "unusable" hotkeys on the keyboard.
Any advice would be appreciated,
 - http://hotkeyd.sourceforge.net/