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Re: multimedia keys
On 02/13/11 15:07, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> I've just acquired a new keyboard (Cherry G230), and it comes with 6
> multimedia keys (volume -, mute, volume +, back, play/pause, forward).
> However, they don't seem to generate X events -- xev doesn't notice
> them when I press them.
> Any ideas how to use them?
Check in dmesg which is the uhid device attached to keyboard uhidev and
use usbhidctl in order to see how controls are reported.
e.g. usbhidctl -f /dev/uhidX -lv -a
Now press your special keys and see how are they reported. You should
see something like Consumer:Volume_Up, Consumer:Eject etc. Ignore
Consumer:Unassigned lines. After that create a file containing the
actions. An example would be:
Consumer:Volume_Up 1 /usr/pkg/bin/dcop amarok player volumeUp &
Consumer:Volume_Down 1 /usr/pkg/bin/dcop amarok player volumeDown &
Consumer:Mute 1 /usr/pkg/bin/dcop amarok player mute &
and use usbhidaction -c /your/file -f /dev/uhidX
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