I've been making some progress with my new Dell Inspiron n5110 and the OpenSUSE 11.4. After searching through the net I found some drivers to get my laptop going. Now I'm facing the following problem: I want to adjust the audio volume using a special key combination on my laptop(fn+F11 to rise, fn+F12 to lower, and another key that works as mute). Although the sound itself works fine, when I use these keys the have no effect on the volume. It stays exactly the same. Some I ask myself are the drivers for the sound card installed? In "Playback Devices" there are two devices: Internal audio analog stereo(which is the one that is working) and GF108 High Definition Audio Controller Digital Stereo(HDMI). The lsusb provides:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 8086:0189 Intel Corp. Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1bcf:2880 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc. Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:0138 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
So I searched for some Realtek drivers and came up with nothing. If you have any idea on how to get my audio running or how to make the special keys working, please let me know!
I'm installing Slackware 13.1 on a Samsung N150 netbook and am stuck trying to make the special keys do their normal functions when using a virtual terminal, that is not under X. Under X + Xfce it can be done via Menu->Settings->Keyboard->"Application Shortcuts".
In essence the question is how to make a special key (example Fn+Up to increase screen brightness) run a command in the background.
Changed title and text to make clear that the command should not run in a virtual terminal but while the display is being used for a virtual terminal, that is after Ctrl+Alt+F2 for example.
When I use the down arrow on my new keyboard it also does and enter key as well. When I use the left and right arrow keys and hold them it doesn't keep going. It just clicks once and I have to pressing it over and over again. Any one know the correct settings to setup my keyboard? It's a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard.
After one of latest update I have problem with meta keys (like shift, ctrl and alt) in KDE. When I press one of this keys, it sometimes stays active after release and deactivates only after I press it again. It's annoying especially while I'm writing some code (php or html) and meta keys randomly stays active after release.
how can i control vlc via the keys above my keyboard(my english sucks and i have no idea what they are called, meta keys? multimedia keys? whatever)only MPlayer responds to them, not vlci opened vlc preferences window and in hotkeys page, i wanted to add the "PLAY KEY" to "PLAY/PAUSE" but it wouldn't even recognize the keys, nothing happens when i press them, but it would recognize something else ,like
I got Sun Type 5 Unix keyboard which uses mindin-8 connector, attached to a PC through a special adapter which converts it to USB. The keyboard's distinctive features are Control key in the middle row (swapped with Caps Lock which makes it a Unix layout - much more comfortable for the pinky) plus a whole bunch of extra Sun keys, including such useful ones as "Copy", "Paste", and volume control. (Sun Type 5 keyboard has very good feeling to its keys, much better than Type 7 one).Those extra keys work as expected with this adapter in Gnome on OpenIndiana (OpenSolaris previously), but aren't supported out of the box on Debian. Looking around I didn't find any good up to date tutorial how to enable them on Debian or any other Linux. Did anyone try to do it?
I found this:Software.openSUSE.orgIt's supposed to make G keys work and make them programmable, but i don't know if it'll work for G11 keyboard...Did anyone manage to get the G11 macros to work in Linux?I'm using openSUSE 11.2. 64 bit.I tried searching in YAST for some drivers or something, but couldn't find anything...
I could not find any way to enable dead keys on my keyboard on Lubuntu 10.04 via gui.I created xorg.conf by using X -configure command and tried to add followings into /etc/X11/xorg.conf but it did not work.
Yesterday, after browsing for a while, my keyboard suddenly started to show different characters than typed. The keys are just typing different letters than pressed. For example, the j displays a 1, the k displays a 2, and so on. This only happens on the x server. On the terminal, before starting the x server, the keyboard works just fine.
live in the German speaking part of Switzerland and therefore a Swiss German keyboardThere are only 3 different keyboard layouts: Switzerland, Switzerland eliminate dead keys/sun keysThe problem is: I desperately need the dead keys to type the be ?rall of the layouts have the dead keys eliminated so the only way is to use caps lock, but that's not all that great.
Everything has been fine until tonight - updates have always ran ok. Automatic update screen appeared tonight so ran it as usual.
Now the keyboard layout is all wrong, ie backspace key puts a 5 in rather than go back a space, enter key puts / and spacebar moves 2 spaces also numbers on the right are not correct despite number lock on as usual. What happened to the settings and how can reset keyboard settings.
I'm trying to write a new keyboard layout. I'm testing using Debian Squeeze and Kubuntu 11.04, both with KDE. It is important to solve this issue with a keyboard layout as opposed to playing with xmodmap or scancodes and keycodes because I need to leave other keyboard layouts intact and usable. For the time being the new layout is called Noah, implemented as a variant of US English. If this is done more easily by making whole new layout that is not a variant of another then I am willing to go that route.
First off, I am trying to move the Caps Lock key to the current location of the "B" Key. This is my code (the unshown parts of the files have not been touched):
The problem is that this configuration is also affecting the US English layout. When I press "B" the keyboard gives a B _and_ a Caps Lock! So typing I get output like this: "keybOARD". How do I restrict the B key to being Caps Lock only in the Noah layout?
I'm unable to use the extra macro keys of my Sidewinder X6 keyboard in linux; I've tried to get the scancodes of the keys following the instructions in [url] but the program don't show me any scancode when I press the macro buttons.
is there a nice clean simple lightweight way to assign pc keyboard keys sounds?anyone know a simple lightweight way to assign sounds to keys in linux?like so your keyboard can be played like an instrument...i'd rather not do it through thewindow manager'sconfigurations, assigning single key shortcuts to audio samples, since i dont want it on all the time, and having two wm configs to toggle between could just get messy, and limits it to that wm, until you build it all from scratch again for another wm.or even if there isnt a simple lightweight way... what audio/midi software lets you assign samples/notes/etc to keys.(i tried searching for quite a while, but it was obvious i was struggling to find the terms that werent so genereic and with multiple meanings, that just get all the wrong kinds of things)