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Old 03-07-2005, 01:23 PM   #1
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Arrow logitech cordless keyboard configuration for multimedia keys

Hi guys,
I am a user of Suse 9.2.
I have got a logitech cordless keyboard and mouse. when I connected them to my laptop Yast recognized and configured both of them. the mouse and normal keys work perfectly. but the hotkeys like multimedia keys and email key do not work.
does anybody know how to configure them for my computer?
when i run xev and press one of those keys i get this message which mean that they are not recognized:

KeyRelease event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x3600001,
root 0x60, subw 0x0, time 2725330, (-264,538), root: (503,562),
state 0x10, keycode 130 (keysym 0x0, NoSymbol), same_screen YES,
XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
the file that concerns the input devices is: /etc/X11/XF86Config
thanks in advance, Habib
Old 03-09-2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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Maybe this XF86Config code will help you out:

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier            "LogitechDC_Keyboard"
    Driver                "kbd"  # Keyboard driver of Xorg

    Option "AutoRepeat"   "500 30"

    Option "XkbModel"     "logicdp"  # logitech cordless desktop pro ("desktop comfort")
    Option "XkbOptions"   "compose:rwin"       # use rwin for compose (for special keys!!)
    Option "XkbLayout"    "us"       # us, en_US, nl(euro)

# disabled because I use the compose key for this:
#   Option "XkbVariant"   "intl"     # international keys (typing 'e displays )
The XkbModel is the thing you want.
I once edited my XF86Config to get the keys working. You can also try using the KDE keyboard configuration module, which does basically the same at KDE startup. The XF86Config-version works system-wide off course.

Last edited by yapp; 03-09-2005 at 05:25 PM.


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