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Old 03-18-2005, 03:10 AM   #1
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Buttons on Packard Bell Easynote

I am running FC3 on a Packard Bell Easynote Laptop. I have buttons at the top of my keyboard such as internet, Mail, Back, forward, stop and plap. How can i configure these things to do what they are supposed to do?
Old 03-18-2005, 07:26 AM   #2
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You can use a program calleed 'xev' to see what the keys do. From a terminal just type in 'xev'. (not sure, might need to be root) Hit a key, it will tell you what keycode it generates. Then you can map that keycode to whatever you want it to do with xmodmap, which unfortunately doesnt work with the latest versions of gnome, but does with kde. Finding the keycode isnt hard, but you may want to look into xmodmap to see if what you need to do can or cant be done with it. I have used it, but only for a couple of keys with a thinkpad, to get the forward/back keys to work. Should be do-able though, as long as your keys generate keycodes. Its a start, post back if you run into problems. Dont forget to
man xev
man xmodmap
Old 03-18-2005, 07:39 AM   #3
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Two things are required:
- make the keys recognized,
- assign actions to the keys.

The hardest part is the first one. For this one, you may find my article usefull, even though it is now a little old:

The second part is easier. You just have to configure KDE, or Gnome, or use a third-party tool, like xbindkeys.



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