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Re: Mapping F12 for "eject" function

On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 16:18, Harvey Ussery wrote:
> I bought an ergonomic keyboard from Kinesis because of prob's I was 
> having w my wrists. Solved the prob instantaneously-->love< this keyboard!
> The main prob w the keyboard is that F12--clearly legended on the key 
> with the "eject" symbol--will not eject a loaded cd. As I understand it, 
> I have internally config'd the keyboard to the Dvorak layout--however, 
> the OS (either Debian or YDL) sees it as standard "pc104" layout. That 
> config works great for all other uses, but F12 will not eject.

If I recall a posting on another list correctly, you don't have X up and
running, right? That's why i don't know how to map F12 for an eject
key.(If you have X, and *if* you've a relatively fresh Gnome 2.4, you
simply choose "Desktop Preferences" --> "Multimedia Keys": The tool
chosen by this is called "acme-properties", IIUC.

Or does someone out there know how to map the eject key for console?

And sorry, if you already know the following: If you simply need a tool,
that also works on a console, to eject a CD:

apt-get install eject

Works like a charm here on a notebook (Powerbook G4) ... :) (Not being
sure whether you have to be root or not, to eject CD's this way ... )


Best Regards

> I wrote Kinesis about the prob; but they weren't very helpful, not 
> knowing much about Linux. Does anyone have any ideas about re-mapping 
> the F12 key so that it will open the cd tray? There were times during a 
> recent Debian install when the "eject" command was not available; and it 
> was a major p.i.t.a dealing w the prob w/out some external way to eject. 
> Is there some other key combo that is standard in Linux for opening the 
> cd tray from the keyboard?
> Many thanks.    --Harvey
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