Subject: Re: Sun Type6 USB keyboard & X
To: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Sean Davis <email@example.com>
Date: 10/23/2005 22:26:51
On Sun, Oct 23, 2005 at 10:00:35PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <20051024001509.GA1802@endersgame.net>, Sean Davis writes:
> >I've recently switched to a type6 usb keyboard on my PC. Using wskbd @ ukbd
> >is working just fine for console and X, however I'm wondering.. where do I
> >need to dig around if I'd like to use the sun buttons (the L pad on the left,
> >and the volume controls/sleep button on the right)? I was looking at output
> >from xev, and nothing happens when those keys are punched. I would like to
> >bind them to perform useful functions (or at least keystrokes) but I don't
> >see how I could do that with xmodmap if xev isn't even picking up
> >keypress/release events.
> >Any pointers would be much appreciated.
> I have a (lousy) HP keyboard with assorted extra keys. My .xinitrc
> file has this:
> usbhidaction -f 0 -c /home/smb/.hidconf
> and my .hidconf file has this:
> Consumer:Consumer_Control.Consumer:Volume_Up 1
> mixerctl -n -w outputs.master++
> Consumer:Consumer_Control.Consumer:Volume_Down 1
> mixerctl -n -w outputs.master--
> Consumer:Consumer_Control.Consumer:Mute 1
> Consumer:Consumer_Control.Consumer:AC_Home 1
> rfirefox about:blank &
> Consumer:Consumer_Control.Consumer:AC_Search 1
> rfirefox http://www.google.com &
> Consumer:Consumer_Control.Consumer:AL_Calculator 1
> xterm -e bc &
> Consumer:Consumer_Control.Consumer:AL_Email_Reader 1
> Btw -- on different sound cards, I've had to use different mixerctl
> calls. I haven't tried figuring out why.
> --Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
Unfortunately, it appears this keyboard doesn't have any associated uhid's.
After adding uhid to my kernel, I get the same dmesg output as before, and
none of /dev/uhid* work.