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Old 03-05-2005, 11:52 PM   #1
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Question Dell keys in Mandrake 10.1

Hi, I have just finished upgrading to Mandrake 10.1 on my Dell Inspiron 5100. Because Mandrake decided to ditch XF86 for the new XOrg I can no longer use the dell special keys on my keyboard (volume up, down, etc). I have already tried lineak but it requires X to be installed.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 03-06-2005, 04:30 AM   #2
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Xmodmap may be the way to go. If your keys generate keycodes, then you can map them to fuctions. xev will tell you your keycodes.
Old 03-09-2005, 01:00 AM   #3
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try this, it worked for my 600m
Old 03-22-2005, 12:13 PM   #4
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ok, so I have installed it, but how to i tell it NOT to use gnome defaults for the apps? Like, i want firefox to open instead of epiphany and konqueror instead of nautilus.

can i just go into gnome and change it's defaults?
Old 03-22-2005, 04:24 PM   #5
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I havent tried to launch apps from the buttons so I dont know. I just use them to lower and raise the volume.


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