special keys on a Sony VAIO
turnloosetheswans at eircom.net
Thu Jan 6 02:32:36 GMT 2005
I agree that lineak is difficult to set up. However, if you are using
Mandrake, it's as simple as
Alternatively, if you can find a distro specific build, I can help you with
setting up the extra keys - just get it installed first.
On Wednesday 05 January 2005 05:00 pm, Thomas McGuire wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 January 2005 20:13, Steve Turnbull wrote:
> > Has any one any idea how to associate special keys in KDE, remember it
> > works in Gnome so it's not a hardware issue...
> I use lineak for this, but the program is difficult to set up.
> Furthermore, the KDE frontend did not compile for me.
> Another method is described below, taken from the new KDE user guide:
> > Many modern keyboards contain extra keys that are not by default
> > assigned to any action.
> > “Multimedia” keys often generate a signal, and can simply
> > be chosen as a keybinding within an application just like choosing any
> > key. Some keys however, are not detected and pressing them in a
> > Configure Shortcuts has no effect.
> > Some IBM laptops, for instance, have extra keys about the left and right
> > arrows, which look like page left and page
> > right.
> > Use xev to find the code of the keys. In
> > this case, they are 233 and 234
> > Choose key symbols. There are quite a range of these that are not
> > used by default, so many are free. You can find the list in
> > /usr/X11R6/include/X11/keysymdef.h (or its equivalent
> > on your system).
> > Create a file in your home directory called
> > .Xmodmap, and add to it the following:
> > keycode 233 = Next_Virtual_Screen
> > keycode 234 = Prev_Virtual_Screen
> > Run the command xmodmap~/.Xmodmap
> > At this point, you should be able to run xev again
> > and see that the keys now generate the keysym that you assigned. You
> can now
> > simply assign them to any action as normal.
> > Related Information
> > The xev manpage. You can see this by typing
> > man:/xev into a Konqueror window or by typing
> > man xev into a terminal.
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> Hope that helps,
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