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Thread: Laptop buttons
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- Feb 2006
I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 that I have installed SuSe 10 on. I was wondering if there is a way to configure the multimedia buttons on my keyboard to play, stop, etc., as well as adjust my volume.
There sure is. When I get home tonight I will post up my configuration, but if you are using KDE te quickest way to get up and running is to go to the keyboard settings in KDE Control Centre and set your keyboard layout to Trust Wireless Keyboard. The inspiron setup there is for 1xxx and 5xxx series. When I post back I will show you how to set up KHotkeys to use these buttons for media players. In fact there are a few threads about this already, if you run a search on the forum. There are more detailed instructions about how to set up xorg.conf so that all window managers see your keys.
I will update later,
Okay the first thing is to backup your existing xorg.conf.Code:
sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf ~/xorg.conf.backup
Section "InputDevice" Driver "kbd" Identifier "Keyboard" Option "Protocol" "Standard" Option "XkbLayout" "gb" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" Option "XkbRules" "xfree86" EndSectionCode:
Section "InputDevice" Driver "kbd" Identifier "Keyboard" Option "Protocol" "Standard" Option "XkbLayout" "gb" Option "XkbModel" "inet" Option "XkbVariant" "Trust Wireless Keyboard Classic" Option "XkbRules" "xfree86" EndSection
Here are a few links for you, some for KHotkeys. When you are configuring KHotkeys open the application you want to control and use kdcop to see what the available commands are. Post back if you have any questions.
KHotkeys Multimedia (HP)