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Old 07-17-2006, 01:50 AM   #1
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Multimedia Keyboard, additional buttons don't work

Hi. I have an Acer multimedia keyboard, this is my output from 'lsusb'
root@nykey:~# lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 09da:0006 A4 Tech Co., Ltd Optical Mouse WOP-35 / Trust 450L Optical Mouse
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 04a5:7008 Acer Peripherals Inc. (now BenQ Corp.)
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
A couple of years ago, in SuSE I think using Gnome my buttons did work, I'm specially interested in my sound control button which should mute my sounds if pressed, or raise/lower my volumes if I turn it left/right. Currently I'm using Dropline Gnome, mingled with the Keyboard options in Preferences but couldn't find anything. I'm thinking it should work somehow knowing it did so long time ago, but what's the cache ? If someone could point the road I would greatly appreciate it. Thx.
Old 07-17-2006, 10:00 AM   #2
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Have you tried the Keyboard shortcuts tool under "Desktop/Preferences/Keyboard Shortcuts"? If your keyboard is a standard multimedia keyboard that doesn't require any special programming, then it should work fine.
Old 07-17-2006, 11:23 AM   #3
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got it working, thanks. i know that under destkop - preferences - keyboard shortcuts i needed to bind the keys, but my additional buttons waren't recognized, untill i recompiled my kernel and added support for it that is :P.


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