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Re: compaq internet keys

BTW, I think you might need to be in a non-X console for showkey to
work.  I have similiar keys on my HP laptop, but I haven't gotten to
work yet.  Talking to the author of the keyboard howto, if showkey
doesn't respond to keypresses for your "zone" keys, you might need to
play with some kernel code to see if the kernel is even receiving data
for those buttons via the kb interface. I haven't had time to do this
yet, but it's on my list of "nice if I could get it working" features
for my laptop -- just after "upgrade to 2.4 to see if ACPI let's me

In my case, I suspect that the HP buttons are attached to some special
purpose h/w in the laptop.  They're also near a microswitch that shuts
off the LCD when it's sufficiently closed. I'd be interested in how it
goes for your buttons -- either on the list or off.


--- Peter Cordes <peter@llama.nslug.ns.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 12:47:59AM -0500, Brian Stults wrote:
> > Does anyone know how to remap the "internet zone" keys on a Compaq
> > 1800?  I tried xkeycaps, but it doesn't recognize the key when
> pressed. 
> > xev also does not notice the key being pressed.
>  The X server can't send events if the kernel isn't passing keycodes
> to it,
> or if it doesn't know what events to map the keycodes to.
>  Use showkey(1) to find out what the key codes are, then feed
> something like
> keycode 200 = Hyper_L
> or
> keycode 220 = XF86LightBulb
>  (I just fired up xkeycaps to see what weird stuff you could do with
> extra
> keys, and under Vendor keysyms, XF86LightBulb really exists... :)
>  BTW, some/all of this may not work at all, since I just pulled it
> out of my
> ass :)

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