Debian Multimedia :: Re-mapping Function And Multiedia Keys
Dec 10, 2014
I have a Logitech K830 wireless 'Living Room' keyboard for general use under Debian/Gnome. The function keys (F1-F12) operate in conjunction with the FN key. Various multimedia options are alternately available by pressing the function keys (F1-F12) without the FN key.
I want to make the function keys primary (not requiring FN). 'xmodmap -e "keycode 172 = F11"' reassigns F11 as expected, but xev reveals multicode output for some keys that I cannot similarly remap. The (de-tabulated) table shows xev output for press-events. Single F(n) keycodes are followed by the equivalent multimedia keycodes (e.g. F2[+FN] key is also 'Minimize window'[without FN]).
KEY STATEKEYCODE KEYSYM
FN+F1 0x0167 0xffbe, F1
Adjust backlight ---- -- ------, --
I have a Dell XPS 17 L702X running vanilla Wheezy. The laptop has 3 special soft touch keys above the keyboard. Using Dell software in Windows you can configure these for whatever, but in Debian/Linux they share the same functions as keyboard keys.
Key 1 -> Super_L Q Key 2 -> Brightness Down Key 3 -> Doesn't seem to do anything and xev doesn't report any key codes
Apparently other XPS models have similar keys with the same problem. It's not a show stopper but it would be nice to have them working.
I'm running Debian (Squeeze) and I have a toshiba portege m700. It has five buttons on the front just under the screen, which are the only ones accessible when you flip the screen over into tablet mode. One of them is for rotating the screen, and another is for switching to external display. I want to remap the remaining three to control, alt and super so that I can use shortcuts with the stylusThe problem is, when I used showkey to find out the key codes, I found out that each button generates more than one key code:Button 1:
key 126 press >> super_r, although this is distinct from the actual super key (125) key 7 press >> 6 key 7 release key 126 release
The top row of keys on my notebook are currently assigned to various media functions (brightness, volume, play, stop, etc.) These keys are rarely used, and it would be better if they were assigned to the function keys (f1,f2,f3,...) by default, rather then using the fn key to access them. Locking the fn key down is not an option. What can I do?
I just ran my first Lubuntu session using a USB SD card install.Not bad overall.I would like to re-map two keys on my netbook to make this Lubuntu usable.I have learned that these two apps are the way to go.xevxmodmap Are they built into Linux?If they are, how do I run them?How do I get to a command line to run them once Lubuntu has loaded and I'm at the main screen?
I've just upgraded my installed software packages to last version of Lucid and noticed a weird issue: my keyboard keys are all messed up. Although my keyboard layout is still US-105 keys, when I press (for instance) "asdfg", I get "abfhj" and for "ASDFG" I get "1a1b1f1h1j" !? This only happens when I am logged as user in a X session. Root sessions are OK
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I recently put Ubuntu on my HP G series laptop that originally had Windows Vista and ever since some select function keys (i.e. dim/brighten display) and the num lock/num pad won't work. Why is this and can I fix it?
I have just bought a HP Min and installed xfce Fedora 14.
However, I would like to modify the way the function keys are pressed. Currently I have to press the 'fn' key down and then press a function key.
The function keys also have a second action. For example, Brightness up and down, volume control, play, fast forward, mute, wifi, etc.
However, those secondary actions only requires a single click.
As I use my HP for doing a lot of programming using emacs. I need the function keys for compiling, book marking, cleaning, uncommenting, etc. Is slows me down having to click on an extra 'fn' key.
I am wondering if it is possible to change the actual function keys to be a single click instead of having to click on the 'fn' all the time. And change the secondary action volumen, brightness, etc, to using the 'fn'?
I have just upgraded to xubuntu 10.04 and although some function keys are working (like volume control), the screen brightness function keys aren't (the screen brightness is at top level and can't be reduced)Notes:I am using a Compaq 610 laptopThe brightness keys are working on Ubuntu 10.04 (live session)How can I fix this?, and at least is there any other way to adjust screen brightness?
I'm using Ubuntu 9.10. All of a sudden several of my function keys stopped working and several keyboard shortcuts that I had setup involving function keys stopped working as well.
For example, when I go to preferences->keyboard shortcuts and try to set "Toggle fullscreen mode" to Alt+F11, the text "XF86AudioRaiseVolume" appears where it should just say "Alt+F11". Pressing Alt+F11 does nothing.
All of my function keys somehow got mapped to XF86AudioBlahBlah and no longer work. How do I undo this? I recently installed ffmpeg and gtk-recordmydesktop but I don't think I installed anything else.
My calling application will accept only strings and interger. we are replacing RSA bsafe library to openssl. using RSA bsafe, we have generated the private and public key in BER format. Then convert the keys, BER format into ASCII format to send the calling function. (these everything done by using RSA supplied bsafe library) same way i have to right using openssl..i m now able convert the RSA public and private key into DER format
Sound is my #1 issue on F11. Most of the time I can't change the system wide volume setting by pressing the function keys on my laptop (the volume indicator doesn't even show up). When that happens (and I havent't been able to find out why and under what conditions that happens) the volume applet on my panel also becomes useless. Useless meaning that I can slide the slider up and down with no effect on the audible volume. I can still change the volume within the individul applications (rhythmbox, totem, ...) with success. Adjusting the volume via gst-mixer or pavucontrol does also works as expected. It's really just the volume keys and the panel applet that refuse to cooperate.
About this system (pretty standard intel_hda, no problems with F10)code...
I don't care if this is done in the bios or a kernel module or software. Is there any way at all to do make the 'fn' key act as 'control' and the 'control' key act as 'fn' in linux running on a macbook pro?
PS. You can do this with software in OSX with the application KeyRemap4MacBook.
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I still haven't figured out how to configure the function keys support for volume controls and wireless. I'm hoping the "eeepc kernel module" mentioned by malcolmlewis here: Suse on my Asus 1005HA - openSUSE Forums will do the trick.
After installing Debian 8.2 I tested my multimedia keys and they all are correctly detected by xev and works as expected. Then I start to configure my keyboard. I need to use three keyboard layouts EN, UA and RU. By default I can switch between them using selected keyboard shortcut with following pattern: en→ua→ru→en→ua... But I want to switch layouts independently, using different keys for each layout, for example: qWCapsLock — enable EN layoutShift+CapsLock — enable UA layoutCtrl+CapsLock — enable RU layoutAfter googling and reading different forums I come to following solution (here is documents and discussion in russian). Create files
This works perfectly, but all multimedia keys now not recognized by xev and as result they does not work. I know that I can use xmodmap to map keys, but maybe same result can be achieved by fixing some of the newly created files or setxkbmap+xkbcomp command listed above.
I recently install a Debian 8.0 Jessie on a Laptop Dell latitude E6540 with gnome 3.14+3. But the problem is that it doesn't recongnize my multimedia buttons, I tried some methods but I didn't get results.
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So, I logged in as root, started X. Without .xinitrc gnome desktop manager launched. As I clicked shutdown, it showed a dialog box asking hibernate / suspend / restart / etc. And then, I chose the [hibernate], the system shut down and came back to previous status when system restarted.
Which gnome program does control hibernate / suspend?
Is there anyway that I can control hibernate / suspend in command? I just need to make a little script and assign it to a launch key so that I can suspend the system when it's on idle.
Yesterday something has happened with power supply, so 2 of 3 PCs has shut down. And now my debian pc doesn't respond to multimedia (volume to be precise) keys, leds also doesn't work. Other keys are fine. Tried xev, but it doesn't respond to multimedia keys either. I have dual boot with Win7 on this machine, and it works fine with multimedia keys.
I believe this is a clue:
Code: Select all[ 22.324109] generic-usb: probe of 0003:04D9:1702.0004 failed with error -110
I have a late 2009 MacBook, white, unibody, and I wish for the F1-F12 function keys to have their primary role as F1-F12 keys, but allow me to use them as media/volume/brightness keys as a secondary role, when the "fn" key is held down at the same time as corresponding key.
Neither Ubuntu's Unity or KDE respond to the function keys on a regular Apple USB keyboard. I can plug in a non-Apple keyboard and they work just fine. What needs to be changed or configure so that F1 and company on the Apple keyboard work as on other keyboards?
I'm using Openbox, and I'm working on some scripts to automatically change several things at once (wallpaper, theme, idesk icons, wbar, etc), and I've started with a simple script for changing the wallpaper. I have three different scripts, each one connected to a different wallpaper. The scripts are in my /usr/bin file, so I just have to type the script name and it goes. Trouble is, I've tried assigning it to a keybinding in Openbox's rc.xml, and I can't seem to get them to work.
It's supposed to make it so I type ctrl+F10 to switch to a steampunk wallpaper I have. I can do the script from the command prompt, but I can't get the keybinding to work. Anybody know why? Will Openbox not allow for scripts to be in the rc.xml file?
I've some how managed to map to a shared drive on my Synology NAS, but can only access it through the terminal when logged in as root. The share is mounted in the "mnt" directory, which I can't access when using the file manager application (as a user).
Update: so I carried out the actions below and I can no see the share in my home directory, but can't access it. Is this because I done it with root? root@D8:/home/user# mkdir share_nas root@D8:/home/user# ls Desktop Downloads Picturesshare_nas Videos Documents Music PublicTemplates root@D8:/home/user# mount 192.168.0.2:/volume1/NAS_share /home/user/share_nas
I am trying to map a URL to a file system location.According to official documentation at [URL] under 'Files Outside the DocumentRoot', it says:On Unix systems, symbolic links can bring other parts of the filesystem under the DocumentRoot. For security reasons, Apache will follow symbolic links only if the Options setting for the relevant directory includes FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch.
Recently I installed MPlayer with its default gui and its interfaces SMPlayer and GnomeMPlayer. When I'm using GnomeMPlayer it responds to multimedia keys as configured in Gnome shortcuts, even if it's minimized or running in another virtual desktop. But it doesn't happen to the other two gui's mentioned above. I have also noticed that native Gnome applications or with Gnome support like Banshee and Rhythmbox rspond to multimedia keys even when the gui is closed and they are running only in the system tray. But it never occurs in non-Gnome applications like VLC, MPlayer and others. Jetaudio wich responds to these keys in MS Windows running under Wine doesn't even recognize them.
So I came to the conclusion that only native Gnome applications or with Gnome support recognize multimedia keys because, as it seems, they receive the signal from Gnome configurations. Others applications doesn't do so. Here is my question: Is there some way to make all applications recognize the configuration of Gnome multimedia keys shortcuts? (Of course it would not be fine if they recognized ALL Gnome shortcuts because they could conflict with shortcuts from another applications. The idela would be that they recognize ONLY Gnome multimedia shortcuts.)
I have a Dell 1525 and I just installed Ubuntu on it. The Multimedia keys (previous, stop, play/pause, next) and volume control keys (mute, increase, decrease) buttons aren't working at all. Is there anyway I can get them to work?