special keys on a Sony VAIO
sturnbull at dsl.pipex.com
Wed Jan 5 23:08:05 GMT 2005
On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 21:32 -0500, JR wrote:
> I agree that lineak is difficult to set up. However, if you are using
> Mandrake, it's as simple as
> urmpi lineak
> urpmi klineak
> Alternatively, if you can find a distro specific build, I can help you with
> setting up the extra keys - just get it installed first.
Thanks for the replies and sorry for the double post...
I uninstalled kmilo and this allowed the DVD eject button towork
straight away :-)
I have now installed the lineakd apps via 'apt-get'. I have tried to set
it up but like you say it isn't easy. The main difficulty is that I
don't know which keyboard config to use - my laptop's a VAIO VGN-A217M
Setup help appreciated
> 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
> > other
> > > 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.
> > Please don't post to more than one mailing list.
> > Hope that helps,
> > Thomas
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