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Re: extra buttons lost after upgrade

Anders Breindahl wrote:

On Tuesday 30 November 2004 10:57, Stefan Rutzinger wrote:

I have an inspiron 8200 laptop and could use the four extra keys (play stop rew fwd) in X11 until last apt-get upgrade (testing).

In /etc/X11/xkb/keycodes/xfree86 they are still aliased from I01..I04 to keycode 129..132.

In /etc/X11/Xmodmap keycodes 129..132 are still assigned to letters (xvzb for the xmms player).

Yet it doesn't work anymore, the letters are not even printed in an xterm. No message, no beep.

What has changed? Keyboard? For some strange reason I already had to change from 104keys to 105keys to get back the <>| key.
Try launching the Keyboard Shortcuts application in Gnome, and press the key you want for the shortcut you want. Works for me with my Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard.



I am in the same situation (although on an 8000, and never having had the keys working), and I have noted that the kernel prints out something, when I press the buttons in the console. I am to bind the key using the command `setkeycodes e001 <keycode>' it says. I am able to bind mmkeys to the keycodes i choose, when I run the commands as recommended.

I suppose that the keycode is never translated at kernel-level, and thereby no signal can be generated in X. Do anyone happen to know the file, in which these keycodes are defined?

I hope it helps.
Anders Breindahl.


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