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Re: Quick-access buttons on Toshiba 2775XDVD?

On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 03:18:03PM -0800, Heather wrote:
> Is it possible that your buttons are the same as those "internet keyboard"
> buttons which many desktop users are having to put up with now?  (eek,
> winkeyboards.)  
I don't think so.  The buttons appear to be sound/DVD-related, as the keys look like this (thought I mentioned this earlier, but I didn't...):
[<<]	[>/||]		[#]	[>>]    [I/O]     ...referring to...
rew	play/pause	stop	ff	Below:

I'm not sure what the I/O button does, however, I have been able to use it to power on the accessories (CD-ROM) to eject the tray without turning the whole laptop on...

> If so:
> 1)
> I found a reference on sourceforge to something calling itself akdaemon,
> apparently a userland daemon to invoke "the fun keys" by accessing a dev
> node offered by the complementary kernel patch.  However the homepage 
> for the mentioned patch is not live :(  with any luck maybe it is in 2.4x
> anyway?  and all you should need is the userland daemon.  Geez.  Good thing
> it's source code - these docs don't say anything useful like whether
> /dev/action_keys is character (you'd think) or block, what major and minor.
> The example keyboard he mentions is a "Logitech Freedom Pro" - obviously
> not a laptop.  
I'll have to look at this...

> 2) 
> Freshmeat mentions a daemon called HotKeys which is supposed to listen
> for those multimedia keys.  Best of all its author cooked up a debian
> package :>   http://ypwong.org/hotkeys/hotkeys_0.5.1_i386.deb
I've already tried it... no go :o/

> Best I could do on short notice, let us know if it helps!
> * Heather Stern * star@ many places...
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