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linuxmandrake 09-19-2007 06:51 AM

Acer Aspire 5630
I want to know if it's possible to get my special buttons to work properly. I can't seem to find a guide for my laptop that's specific to suse.
I have managed to install the acerhk module from the offical opensuse repository.

keycode 148 = XF86PButton
keycode 149 = XF86EButton
keycode 224 = XF86DimButton
keycode 225 = XF86UpButton
I have tried to use xmodmap to map those keys. However it complains that the names are invalid.

xmodmap: /usr/local/share/xmodmap.custom:1: bad keysym name 'XF86PButton' in keysym list
xmodmap: /usr/local/share/xmodmap.custom:2: bad keysym name 'XF86EButton' in keysym list
xmodmap: /usr/local/share/xmodmap.custom:3: bad keysym name 'XF86DimButton' in keysym list
xmodmap: /usr/local/share/xmodmap.custom:4: bad keysym name 'XF86UpButton' in keysym list
xmodmap: 4 errors encountered, aborting.

Also how do I then map a key to execute a program for example?

Brian1 09-21-2007 08:05 PM

My guess it is looking in a file called XF86keysym.h. It can exist in many different locations. In it is where things like XF86****** is defined. If it is me I would just make things like XF86WWW or others that exist in the file. It doesn't really matter for the most as to what each is called as far I have used it except for XF86VolumeRaise and XF86VolumeLower if you are using KDE. There is a util running called kmilo that takes over this for volume if mapped to these. It can be accessed from the control center.


Brian1 09-21-2007 08:13 PM

I missed your info on system as 64bit. Looking at the bottom of the developers page mentions things not working in 64 bit OSes.


linuxmandrake 09-22-2007 11:38 AM

My apologies that info is for my desktop not my laptop. I have actually found a way of doing what I want using a program called keytouch. It has native support for many keyboard. However if doesn't support it, there's a change you use the editor to try program the keyboard. It's a case of pressing a button you want to map and whether it detects the key press. There are on screen instructions too.

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