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vbguru12000 02-01-2005 10:57 AM

New keyboard with Volume keys, etc.
I just got a new keyboard that has extra buttons like "Internet, Email, Search, Volume +/-, and Mute. How do I go about getting these extra buttons to work? I really don't even have a clue how to do this.

nilleso 02-01-2005 12:08 PM

I think there are standalone apps for mapping these keys but I use an xmms plugin for this. Can't recall what it's called... but you can check the xmms sites for more info. It's really quite easy via xmms but you have to have xmms open all the time (not a problem for me).


six6 02-01-2005 01:24 PM

If you're using gnome, try

$ gnome-keybinding-properties

vbguru12000 02-01-2005 02:50 PM


Originally posted by six6
If you're using gnome, try

$ gnome-keybinding-properties

Unfortunately, I'm not. Using KDE. Any other suggestions?

Sabazios3 02-01-2005 03:25 PM

You can check "lineakd" but maybe there are other solutions too but this is the one I use for it. You can apt-get it.


uberNUT69 02-02-2005 07:58 AM

try hotkeys, can take a while to figure out the difference between keycodes and scancodes (if using and unlisted keyboard)... but worth the effort.

theYinYeti 02-02-2005 10:13 AM

There are two distinct problems:
1- make the keys recognized by X.
2- associate actions to those keys.

You were given good advice for the second point. For the first point, in case of unrecognized keys, my article here might help:


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